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Art Deco Amethyst, Seed Pearl Enamel Ring by Goodman & Co.
ABOUT THIS RING
Emmeline Pethick-Lawrence, editor of the weekly newspaper, Votes for Women , wrote, "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...green is the colour of hope and the emblem of spring." Although not designed during the period in which activists passionately fought women’s voting rights, this fabulous finger bauble beautifully displays the symbolic suffragist colors in glorious Art Deco style. An elegantly elongated, royal purple, scissor-cut amethyst is framed with a strand of tiny white seed pearls, accented with light green enamel, while the fancifully filigreed mounting is overlaid on each side with a coppery rose gold floral design. A breathtaking beauty. Circa 1920s. Die-struck in tri-tone 14K gold, currently ring size 6.