You may ask yourself what does the Suffragette movement have in common with antique engagement rings, or antique jewelry? Well, that's a great question. Suffragettes were activists in the United Kingdom during the late 1800's, and early 1900's. They were activists who wanted the right for women to vote. The suffragettes adopted the color scheme of pink, violet, white and green: purple symbolized dignity, white purity, and green hope. Women wore these wonderful colors to show their support for this movement. The suffragette flag was made up of white, green and purple! Jewelers during the Victorian time period loved using these colors with gems, like pink sapphires and tourmalines, violet tourmalines and purple amethysts, white zircons, diamonds, aquamarines, and green peridots. These gemstones would reside in rose gold with hallmarks signifying their British origin. Let's thank the leader, and chairwoman of the Suffragette movement, Emmeline Pankhurst, while we enjoy beautiful semiprecious gemstone rings and settings the Suffragettes would love!

Purple Amethyst Gemstone Ring

For the Suffragettes, the beautiful color of purple stood for dignity. Our collection of purple amethyst engagement rings is stunning. This lovely antique amethyst ring features a natural, deep purple, amethyst weighing approximately 5.00 carat flanked by 4 euroepan cut diamond accents, all residing in a 1940's platinum and diamond setting. Our collection of dazzling amethyst rings features eras such as the Art Deco and 1940's.

Purple Amethyst Gemstone Ring

Green symbolized hope for the Suffragettes, and we all need hope! Our selection for hope features natural deep green, and olive green, peridots. This dazzling peridot ring features a natural deep green peridot, weighing approximately 2.00 carat, flanked by four single cut diamonds, all residing in a 14 kt white gold setting. Fun fact: Peridot is August's birthstone and its legend is one of affluence and riches.

Violet Gemstone Garnet Ring

Violet was a favorite color of master artisans, and we simply adore garnets in this shade. This 1940s engagement ring features six round cut violet emerald cut garnets residing in a 1940s rose gold setting.

White Aquamarine Gemstone Ring

White symbolized hope for the Suffragettes, and our collection of beautiful white aquamarines is always ethical and conflict free. This stunning aquamarine engagement ring features a natural white aquamarine, weighing approximately 2.00 carat, residing in a 1930's 14 kt white gold setting.

Antique Diamond Ring

Again, white signified hope. European and mine cut diamonds were featured in beautiful antique engagement rings from the Art Deco and Edwardian era's.

Pink Tourmaline Gemstone Ring

Pink was also another favorite color of the Suffragettes. This beautiful 1940s engagement ring features two deep pink tourmaline gemstones, residing in a rose gold setting.

Final Thoughts:

The Suffragette women were brave, wonderful women whose movement still continues today with beautiful colors in our clothing and jewelry. Which gemstone engagement ring is your favorite? Tell us on Facebook or Twitter!