Superb suffragette necklace, set with two large cabochon amethysts in white enamel and demantoid garnet surround. 7.5cm total drop. Circa 1915.
The concept of the Suffragette colours was devised by Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence, the co-editor of Votes for Women magazine. Purple stood for loyalty and dignity, white for purity and green for hope. Wearing a piece with these colours showed support for the suffrage movement.