The central part of this gorgeous necklace is made up of 8mm beads of rich green-blue Chrysocolla. I love this gemstone! It is all the colours of the ocean with a lovely shine, and each stone is unique. Coordinating silver beads and Austrian Crystal, cut with a facet for extra sparkle, completes this stunning piece of gemstone jewellery.
The Emmeline Pankhurst crystal and gemstone necklace hangs symmetrically for a polished look, and uses only stones chosen for their depth of colour and clarity of markings. When you need something special, this is your lady!
20″ / 50cm long ‘Matinee’ style. Sterling silver findings and toggle clasp.
Birthstone: Chryscocolla – Gemini
Collection: Emmeline Pankhurst
Note: the necklace in the images has been sold but yours will be handmade to the same design. Some of the Sterling silver beads may have a slightly different pattern.
BeeJewelled’s necklace collections are named after those influential and important women we have looked up to throughout history.
Emmeline was a leading British suffragette in the late 1800s and early 1900s, who played a militant role in helping to gain women the right to vote. After her husband’s death, Emmeline threw herself into the women’s suffrage movement and in 1903 she formed the Women’s Social and Political Union (WSPU). It was through the political action of the WSPU that the term women’s suffragette movement was created. She led a passionate group of women who were willing to take part in drastic action such as tying themselves to railings, smashing windows and launching demonstrations. Many were arrested, including Pankhurst.
During the war effort, women were drafted into factories and took on many jobs which were previously the preserve of men, such as bus drivers and postmen. The radical social change of the First World War helped to diminish the opposition to women getting the vote, and in 1918 women over the age of 30 were given the vote. Then in 1928, the same year that Pankhurst died, women were granted equal voting rights with men at 21. Whether you agree with her tactics or not, her courage to stand up against the social injustices of the time cannot be denied.
Trust in God – she will provide.
All metal findings, chains, clasps and earring hooks are the finest 925 Sterling silver, sourced from the UK. Unless stated otherwise.
Due to the nature of handmade, your jewellery may be slightly different to that in the images, however the essential design will be the same.
The materials I use are entirely natural, with differing shapes, sizes and colours. Some may have small natural inclusions or be more segmented with patches of differing hues, meaning that each is beautifully unique.
Don’t forget that in buying from BeeJewelled not only are you getting a one-of-a-kind piece of jewellery made with care and attention by hand, but you are also helping to save the bees and, in turn, our Earth! Thank you.
This jewellery is entirely made by hand and will be shipped carefully packaged in a lovely organza bag for easy storage or gifting.
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