How to avoid Suffragette Jewellery scams

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When the term "suffragette" is attached to jewellery it is invariably a meaningless marketing ploy - a genuine Edwardian Suffragette piece would command a very large sum of money.
A Mappin & Webb catalog of December 1908 did show some "Suffragette" pieces but by the outbreak of war in 1914, the wearing of such items was considered unpatriotic and production ceased. In 1908 the purple, white and green colours were introduced and this is just part of the smoke and mirrors nonsense that is used to authenticate pieces no more connected to suffragettes than racing cars.
A prime example of this fraudulent advertising can be found in the descriptions of items offered by Divinely Decadent (divinelydecadent1765), Celestial Waterfall (celestialwaterfall1994) and Secret Window (secretwindow1865), a woman called Jasminka Spoljar-Rahim who trades from Highgate in London.
She described a ring as "old", "rare" and "genuine". She said there was a Hallmark. But there wasn't one and, when challenged, she said, "I am so sorry, I think I've done a mistake, listed so many items that day. This ring is not hallmarked as many items in that time."
Two days after I purchased this "rare" item, she advertised and sold an identical ring. When challenged, she said her 14 year-old son James "listed things on september 29th and he listed your ring again by mistake. The buyer was informed before he made a payment."
The transaction was cancelled, or so she claimed. But the buyer of the second ring wrote, "I did recieve a mail from seller informing the ring was not hallmarked that she had made a mistake. I decided to keep the ring, and have it in my posession now."
My jeweller thinks the ring is a modern reproduction.
So we have a seller buying multiple copies of reproduction jewellery from China or Croatia (her home country), giving it fake descriptions, then lying about it.
 
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