Suffragette Jewels

emmelineJewels By Design London specialise in jewellery from the Suffragette Movement. It is very sought after and carries a special charm knowing just a little piece of its history. Below is a brief history of Suffragette Movement and the way they wore jewellery to show their commitment.

Although giving women the vote became a topical theme of the 1800s it wasn’t until 1893 that New Zealand became the first country in the world to award it. In 1902 Australia followed. It wasn’t until 1918 that Britain followed suit, and even then the vote was given only to certain groups of women, such as householders.

Suffragettes found a leader in Emmeline Pankhurst (1858-1928). In 1903 she founded the Women’s Social and Political Union to fight for votes for women. Suffragettes found themselves up against the Liberal government, led by the Prime Minister, H.H. Asquith, and plenty of ordinary people (men and women) who opposed their aims and methods. Supporters would often wear sashes to meetings and carry banners but also wore jewellery with rhinestones set into the pieces which represented the colours of the movement. Green was for Give, White was for women and Violet was for vote.

Jewels By Design London have been supplying Suffragette jewellery internationally for over 18 years. JBD are in constant demand with a high profile amongst celebrities, fashion stylists and selective dealers.