E416 Victorian, Woman's Suffrage Ring dated 1888:


This ring is a unique example of an item from this time in women's history.
The ring is made of 9 karat yellow gold with hallmarks dating this ring to have been made in 1888. The yellow gold frame is handmade with a lot of detail and scroll work, it is set with one emerald in the center for the Green Color at 3.2 mm. Also set is 4 natural garnets, two garnets are 3.0 mm and the other 2 are 4 mm each for the Red. The other gems are 8 seed pearls for the White Color. These are the Suffrage Colors:
Red stands for the 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 color of hope and the emblem of spring. Summarizing, the colors stand for freedom and dignity, purity and hope. Red, white and green became the popularly recognized colors of the Women's Suffrage Movement in America and England.
There are 'engraved scroll markings' to the sides of the panel and a full crisp Birmingham 9ct gold assay hallmark for the year 1888, on the inside circumference of the rings band. The ring is a size 7 but can be resized larger or smaller. The ring is in excellent condition and has a current value for insurance of $2000.00 as of September 2016.

Price: $595.00