Rights of Woman - Historic Suffrage Movement Jewelry
A wonderfully historic RIGHTS OF WOMAN wax seal necklace with more than a nod to women's history and the suffrage movement.
The often quoted historic words from the women’s suffrage movement that continue to ring true today … RIGHTS OF WOMAN
Committed to change the world, a progressive group of women believed that women deserved rights afforded only to men … the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness … and so began the woman’s rights movement. These women and women's organizations not only worked to gain the right to vote, they also worked for economic and political equality and for social reforms.
- approximate measurement - 3/4” x 3/4" (19mm x 20mm)
- wax seal charm metal - sterling silver (.925 silver)
- photographed with a US dime for scale (photo 8) and also with a Susan B. Anthony dollar coin in photo 4
- chain - a sterling silver cable chain with a spring ring clasp
- select the necklace chain length or just the charm at checkout
Impressed from a Progressive era (1870-1920) intaglio glass wax seal. It may have once been the intaglio in a fob seal or perhaps part of a sealing wax set.
The original purple glass intaglio wax seal was likely used back in the days of the Suffrage Movement, by suffragettes and supporters and its color purple was selected for a reason:
In 1908 the colors purple, white and green were adopted as the colors used by the Women’s Social and Political Union in England and purple represented royalty (the royal blood that flows in the veins of every suffragette), the instinct of freedom and dignity.
In 1910 the National Woman’s Party in the United States adopted purple, white and gold to represent their movement, describing purple as the color of loyalty, constancy to purpose and unswerving steadfastness to a cause.
More chains, charm catchers and swivel fobs here.
The small crystal birthstone charms are available here.
Appropriately shown with a Susan B. Anthony dollar coin because in 1851 she became one of the most visible leaders of the US women’s suffrage movement, spending over 50 years fighting for women’s rights.
Impressed with history!