Edwardian Peridot Pearl and Amethyst Gold Pendant Suffragette Colors

Anyone who knows just a little bit about Suffragette jewelry will tell you that there is a lot of debate as to wether or not it even existed outside of a few rare examples. I'm not here to argue the point, if you'd like I'd be happy to send you many links supporting both sides. The truth of it, as far as I can tell, is that 'The Women's Social and Political Union' in England was a group of courageous and strong women who stood up as one and demanded to be counted. The colors of the flags they waved and the buttons they wore were purple to symbolize the instinctual need in all of us for freedom and dignity, white to symbolize purity, and green, symbolic of hope and the color of Spring and new life.

Of course any large social and political movement has an inevitable effect on fashion and so these colors did become quite fashionable at the time and many an Edwardian lady could be found decked out in the somewhat odd combination of green, white and purple. It follows, then, that Edwardian jewelry began to be made in these colors as well. Whether this lovely pendant was made to symbolize the Suffrage Movement or simply made in the colors of the time we will never know, is it the chicken or the egg? Was it subversive? Probably not. More likely it had to do with an outward expression of camaraderie, of hope and the longing for a brighter future, something many of us can relate to today.

This fantastic Edwardian pendant has great Art Nouveau lines and styling; it was hand crafted in 9 karat gold in England in about 1900-1910. This beautiful piece is set with a bright and glowing oval faceted peridot at it’s center, the stone measures 6.7x5.2x3.1 mm and weighs about .75 carats. Surrounding the peridot are 30 creamy white pearls which vary in size from 1.3 to 2.3 mm and a teardrop of Amethyst hangs from the bottom, about .4 carats of rich, violet beauty. This pendant measures 44.4 mm from north to south and 28.6 mm across, it is marked with ‘9’ for 9 karat gold and it weighs 3.2 grams.

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