Antique Gold Bangle In The Colors Of The Suffragettes, Chester 1906
Today, the equality of men and women before the state is an undisputed feature of Western cultures and it is impossible to imagine our society without it. And yet it did not fall from the sky - rather, the road to it was an uphill struggle. A lot of blood and tears were shed before women were allowed to participate in political elections for the first time in Germany in 1919. This social change became possible because strong women joined forces and took organized action against injustice. Central figures in the struggle for equal rights were the so-called suffragettes (from English/French suffrage, "choice"), radical women's rights activists in Great Britain and the United States who primarily engaged in passive resistance against male domination, even to the point of disrupting official events and public hunger strikes. The suffragette movement was carried primarily by women of the middle classes. Jewelry set with precious stones in the emblematic colors of green, white, and purple became established as their distinctive mark and symbol. The initial letters of the colors green, white and violet form a sentence that sums up everything the suffragettes fought for: "Give Women Vote. The bangle here displays these colors, as it sets a purple amethyst and two green peridots and combines them with two small white diamond roses. It is made of rose gold and, according to the hallmark, was presented to the Chester Assay Office in 1906. However, we don't know if the hoop already showed the colors of the suffragettes at that time, because the colored stones were probably renewed more recently. Since then, however, the piece shines in memory of these courageous women. We found this beautiful piece of jewelry in London.
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