Suffragette jewellery - I know IABU ...
BolloxtoGender · 21/11/2020 14:58
...to open up such a shallow thread in FWR chat, but I care not ! 😀
I never knew suffragette jewellery was a Thing , but they are beautiful 😍, especially the antique pieces....I’m now down the suffragette jewellery rabbit hole...😬
Viviennemary · 21/11/2020 15:00
I've known about it but only for a while. I haven't got any but I see why people collect it. Nice to look at online.
Redshoeblueshoe · 21/11/2020 15:01
Have you any pictures to post ? I wouldn't mind buying some for Christmas presents
BolloxtoGender · 21/11/2020 15:02
justgeton · 21/11/2020 15:03
I have a brooch/pendant that belonged to my grandma. I don't think she had anything at all to do with suffragettes but it is lovely.
HecatesCats · 21/11/2020 15:27
Lovely stuff! Have you seen Vee Accessories Bollox? Found out about them on the GC Xmas thread. I've bought some of their lovely pins:
Vee Accessories - Handmade Jewellery & Custom Design]]
GC Christmas shopping thread here:
Stripesnomore · 21/11/2020 15:31
This is really lovely OP.
I may have to buy some as presents.
ScrapThatThen · 21/11/2020 15:32
This necklace is gorgeous www.etsy.com/uk/listing/656781837/edwardian-suffragette-necklace-peridot?ga_order=most_relevant&ga_search_type=all&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_search_query=suffragette+jewellery&ref=sc_gallery-1-6&plkey=d4d02f4428ebf17de3b37dc9213b017422bc3a9a%3A656781837&frs=1
EndoplasmicReticulum · 21/11/2020 15:35
If you're looking at vintage pieces do be aware that some people tend to stick the word "suffragette" onto anything that uses the colour scheme green and purple (looking at Ebay, for example). There were other green and purple things made that weren't necessarily suffragette related.
Violets were quite a popular flower for brooches, that includes ones made in the 1950s and 1960s. Pretty, but not suffragette. Actual suffragette stuff is rare, collectable and £££
HecatesCats · 21/11/2020 15:37
Oh wow, the brooches & pendants on eBay are amazing (to look at , bit over budget for me):
BolloxtoGender · 21/11/2020 15:40
Oooh thanks hecatescats...a whole Christmas shopping thread..yes I am reluctant to give any money to Amazon this year ( but probably will succumb because convenience).
SunsetBeetch · 21/11/2020 15:50
Not so fancy and pretty, but I like it.
fatblackcatspaw · 21/11/2020 16:05
National Museum of Scotland had in their collection a suffragette necklace
kursaalflyer · 21/11/2020 16:10
The dinny hall suffragette hoop earrings are incredible. Have dropped a subtle hint for Christmas! Liberty's have 20% off as well!
tofuschnitzel · 21/11/2020 16:18
I find it baffling that the suffragettes get so much attention, when it was actually the suffragists of the NUWSS (National Union of Women's Suffrage Societies) that did the legwork (decades before the suffragists appeared on the scene), and they also continued to press on with the issue of women's suffrage during the war years. The suffragettes abandoned the cause. Many historians now believe that the suffragettes did more harm than good, and more emphasis is being placed on the NUWSS, but the general public still only ever think of the suffragettes when it comes to women's suffrage. Both suffragists and suffragettes made contributions to the cause, but the peaceful suffragists have been forgotten by many. I just find it interesting that I am seeing the same thing on the feminist chat board.
I know I know, I have a bee in my bonnet about this subject. I can suggest some good books about it if anyone is interested.
Tor12 · 21/11/2020 16:26
Yes please @tofuschnitzel, would love some recs!
HecatesCats · 21/11/2020 16:35
Love to read more about them Tofu. Not prepared to write the Suffragettes off though, Emmeline Pankhurst's efforts travelling the length and breadth of the country rallying people to the cause made a huge difference, aside from the millitant activities.
PhoebeSnow · 21/11/2020 16:40
The colours are green, white and violet( not purple ) representing Give Women Votes.
I’ve got a few old pieces and some modern ones, they are beautiful and subtle.
PhoebeSnow · 21/11/2020 16:46
Lover’s Eye jewellery is also beautiful ( not very fem chat, I know but worth admiring) my favourite is a necklace with David Bowie’s eyes
HuckfromScandal · 22/11/2020 07:47
Please please please, would love some reading recommendations.
I didn’t know that.
YetAnotherSpartacus · 22/11/2020 09:14
There were many organisations and factions working together and sometimes separately. All need to be acknowledged.
I'm a little sceptical of modern claims that in fact it was the more peaceful and 'behind the scenes' women who had the most impact, rather than those who took on a direct and public role, challenging the parameters of what it meant to be a woman as well as campaigning for the vote - and, of course, provoking male violence in doing so.
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