This lovely Pendant in Violet Green and White is both lovely and meaningful.The bale is set with split pearls and below it is a bezel set amethyst. From the amethyst, a graceful length of sculpted gold is suspended, and from that hangs a beautifully faceted Peridot surrounded by a burst of split pearls. This necklace is 15k gold which is a common gold fineness in England. Below is a bit of history.
In 1908 the WSPU declared the colors green, white and violet as the colors of their movement. The WSPU, Women's Social and Political Union, saw the colors as representative of the qualities of suffragettes. Violet for dignity, White for purity, and Green for hope. There were many organizations working for the women's right to vote in the US and in England. This group of colors, as a Suffragette symbol, became the most main stream, some companies even marketed their items in this color palette as "Suffragette Jewelry".
Measurements: The Chain is 16" long. The Pendant is 2.65" long and .59" wide at its widest.
Materials: Amethyst, Peridot, split pearls, and 15k yellow gold.
Condition: Excellent antique condition.
Era: circa 1910