18ct Yellow Gold genuine Victorian Suffragette ring with a very clear rare Chester Hallmark.
This ring is stamped as being hallmarked in 1899 and holds 2 Amethyst, 2 Cultured Pearl, 1 Peridot and 8 Diamond gemstones.
All gems are held in place with claws for safety.
This ring has been to our jewellery workshop for inspection and is in great condition, ready to be worn.
The shank is in great robust condition and measures 2.8mm at its thinnest point at the back.
The ring size can be adjusted on this piece free of charge is required – please contact the store before purchase to arrange this.
Most suffragette jewellery featured the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU) colours purple, white, and green. There is some disagreement over who designed this visual branding – either prominent WSPU member Sylvia Pankhurst, who had trained at the Manchester School of Art and the Royal College of Art  or Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence, co-editor of Votes for Women. Association with the suffragette cause became so fashionable by 1908 that Mappin & Webb, holders of royal warrants for jewellery since 1897, issued a catalogue of suffragette jewellery.
There appear to have been close links between the suffragettes and the artists of the Arts and Crafts movement.
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