2018 THE YEAR OF THE WOMAN?
This year marks 100 years since women won the right to vote for the very first time, and in celebrating the centenary of women's suffrage in 2018 …
* Big Brother has started off with ‘women-only’ in the house
* London Underground has commissioned women artists to promote ‘Art on the Underground’
* National Trust are featuring suffragettes in their ‘Woman and Power’ initiative
* and WE will be paying tribute to the amazing JEWELLERY that has become associated with the Suffragette movement, being PURPLE AMETHYSTS, GREEN PERIDOTS and WHITE PEARLS
In the Votes For Women newspaper in 1908, Mrs. Pethick-Lawrence explained the colours selected for the Women’s Social and Political Union as …
“PURPLE as everyone knows is the royal colour. It stands for the royal blood that flows in the veins of every suffragette, the instinct of freedom and dignity, WHITE stands for purity in private and public life, and GREEN is the colour of hope and the emblem of spring.”
The adoption of these colours in jewellery made it possible for women to demonstrate their support in a way that they were comfortable with.
KEEP CHECKING BACK IN OUR NECKWEAR, EARRINGS AND VINTAGE SECTIONS AS WE LOOK TO DISPLAY A SELECTION OF OUR AMAZING SUFFRAGETTE STYLE JEWELLERY.