On November 28 in 1893, a New Zealand woman voted in a general election for the first time!
As part of the 125th anniversary mark, it is important that we recognize those women who fought so hard to to vote. To mark this event, The Village Goldsmith was invited to The Puna Foundation for designing a collection of jewelery that praises the Suffrage's legacy.
"We were delighted that Te Puna Foundation wants to design a range of jewelery for Suffrage 125," says Christine Douglas, Director of The Village Goldsmith. "The use of innovative jewelery design is to support Wellington centers for the benefit of the New Zealand Real Estate as a principal of our company and how we will back to the community. The 125th voting jewelery design project is known to us on the great influence of New Zealand's women who have been voting for 125 years ago, and to develop the education of New Zealanders, with the full profit from the project leading to the Te Puna Foundation to support the National Library. "
This collection will be launched at the "Future Women's Leadership" event, the next 125 years "where we look forward to and" Looking forward to the next 125 years, which will focus on the future women's leadership contribution. The beautiful jewelery collection is made up of a pin, earrings and earrings and allows light to be done; adding to the purple images at the amethyst stone at the heart of those pieces. Purple is an important color that represents dignity and self esteem. The sterling silver lines were encouraged by the camellia, as a symbol for women's voting, as well as a financial box & waka huia & # 39; He Tohu, in which there is a petition for a female voting since 1893.
The jewelery is available for sale from the Store at the National Library or online, with all its profits; go to the Foundation.
Te Puna Foundation is an independent charity set up to support the work of the National Library and in particular our goal for Nation of Readers & # 39; strong and sustainable.