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Suffragette Necklace

9.88ct Amethyst, 1.25ct Emerald, 1.13ct Diamond, 18ct & 9ct Gold Pendant - Antique Circa 1910

A magnificent and impressive 9.88 carat amethyst, 1.25 carat emerald and 1.13 carat diamond 'Suffragette Colours' pendant in 18 carat and 9 carat yellow gold; part of our diverse antique jewellery and estate jewellery collections

SKU A4505


This large and magnificent antique pendant has been crafted in 18ct and 9ct yellow gold with silver diamond settings.

This authentic (circa 1910) pendant has been modelled in the Belle Epoque ornamented swag and pendant drop style, and incorporates colours* adopted by the women's organisation the 'Women's Social and Political Union' (WSPU), with which the Suffragette Movement was associated.

This stunning pendant is ornamented with a feature oval cut natural amethyst collet set within a border embellished with twenty-two individually set natural emeralds.

This setting is supported to the centre of a diamond set tied ribbon and paired leaf garland design accented with a feature step cut, and three round cut natural emeralds.

An amethyst and diamond set, articulated pendant drop completes the arrangement.

The pierced decorated frame is suspended from a 51cm/20" figaro style, silver neck chain via two integrated loops to the reverse of the feature tied ribbon at the upper border of the design.

The chain may be replaced with a chain of similar quality, in style or length to meet your personal requirements.

This impressive example of early 1900's gemstone jewellery is fitted to the original red leatherette, hinged presentation case.

The velvet and satin lined interior displays the retailer's mark 'C.A. Barrington, Ltd., Diamond Mounter, 30 Thurloe Street, SW7'.

This magnificent pendant has been independently tested using state of the art technology (Niton XL2 Analyzer). The central amethyst and emerald settings verified as 18ct gold, the supporting gemstone settings verified as 9ct gold, and the diamond settings, silver.

This antique pendant which reflects the green, purple and white colours of the Suffragette Movement is supplied with two independent diamond grading report cards.

NOTE From late 1908, the WSPU adopted three colours to represent the Union's core moralities: purple - dignity, green - hope and white - purity

"Rather than regarding inclusions in coloured stones as harmful, in small sizes and numbers that do not in any way detract from their beauty, they should be regarded as adding to desirability, for they provide identifying characteristics."

Reference: The Connoisseur's Guide to Precious Gemstones, R.Wise, Brunswick House Press.

Images do not always reflect the true colour and brilliance of gemstones and diamonds. The video however provides a truer representation of the actual colour and showcases each stone.

How to care for amethysts

This authentic Belle Epoque style pendant is exceptional quality, set with two natural amethysts, twenty-six natural emeralds and one hundred well colour matched, very high colour graded old cut diamonds.

The pendant is a very good gauge of gold and in excellent condition.

The original presentation case, with push fit catch, is also in excellent condition.

Reflections in photographs may detract from the true representation of this magnificent example of Edwardian antique amethyst jewellery.

Colour Natural

Cut Oval

Content (total) 9.88 carats

Colour Natural

Cut Round/Step

Content (total) 1.25 carats

Colour (average grades) I

Clarity (average grades) P1

Cut Dutch

Content (total) 1.13 carats

Length of drop 8cm/3.14"

Width of pendant 3.5cm/1.37"

Chain length 50.8cm/20"

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