International Women's Day - The Colours Of Equality

With International Women’s Day (IWD) 2020 on Sunday March 8, here at Ogden of Harrogate we think it’s an ideal time to look at some of the fabulous pieces we have that feature the colours green, purple and white, all of which are meant to represent women's equality and which can be displayed to celebrate International Women's Day, according to the IWD website.

Green features in our striking 1930’s verdant green zircon ring below, as do white diamonds and gold.


Vintage Green Zircon Trilogy ring - stock no. 60-87-817

"An equal world is an enabled world" - and every one of us can do our bit to bring about gender equality.

That’s the core message of #EachForEqual, the campaign at the centre of this year’s International Women’s Day. It seeks to draw attention to the idea that gender inequality isn’t a women’s issue, but an economic one – as gender equality is essential for economies and communities to thrive.

If green and white is your combination of choice, our white gold and emerald pendant below would fit the bill.

18ct white gold, diamond and emerald pendant - stock no. 64-04-027

The United Nations first celebrated International Women’s Day during International Women’s Year in 1975. By 1977, the UN and its member states proclaimed 8 March would be an official day for women’s rights and world peace. It’s now observed all over the world.

And in a nod to the 1970s,we have this stunning gold and green enamel Kutchinsky ring.


18ct yellow gold, enamel green Kutchinsky ring with a diamond buckle. Circa 1971 - stock no.60-88-475

The #EachForEqual campaign has become a symbol of the movement, which extends far beyond 8 March, with activities running all year long.

If your preferred mix of colours is white and purple then this sparkling gold and ruby ring should fit the bill.

18ct yellow gold, with 3 oval rubies and 5 white-gold set, marquise-cut diamonds - stock no. 60-88-347

The idea of the #EachForEqual campaign is to reinforce and galvanise collective action, holding events and talks that urge us all to share responsibility and play our part.

There's still a long way to go but ambitious campaigns such as International Women's Day play a key role in keeping the debate alive and the issues front and centre.