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Rhodium Plated Brass 20.80ctw Oval Canary Yellow Diamond Simulant With Round And Marquise White Diamond Simulant Earrings. Measures Approximately 5/8"l X 5/8"w With Tension Post Backings.
Helene Baxter was a descendant of the fabled French-Canadian heroine, Madeleine de Vercheres. Helene reared three children who all spoke French. Her children were required to only speak English to their late father, the infamous "Diamond Jim" Baxter. Helene's husband built what might be described as Canada's first shopping mall. He also opened his own bank and many Canadians describe him as "the country's largest private banker and a philanthropist who devoted a large share of his wealth to improving outlying districts of Montreal." Her husband was a family man and took very good care of them. After he passed, Helene sold their mansion and department store and decided to take their daughter and her husband on the vacation of a lifetime. One of their vacation stops was a jaunt on the Titanic where they were happily ensconced in two of the Titanic's most expensive suites. And what may Helene be wearing aboard this glorious ship? This Cristaux Canary ring...in honor of her late husband, "Diamond Jim" Baxter.
Titanic Jewelry Collection
For four magical days, the Titanic's elite passengers reveled in every modern luxury known at the time. During the early part of the 20th century, it was considered quite sophisticated for wealthy families to spend portions of their time in Europe which meant crossing the Atlantic at least once per year. Even to these jaded travelers, the Titanic ship was like no other. Not only was it the most impressive ship of its time draped in every luxury imaginable but so were its passengers. The women of the Titanic would plan for months to bring the right fashionable apparel aboard such a luxurious ship. Along with extensive outfit planning came accessorizing: large hats, mink stoles, gloves and of course, the jewelry. Jewelry of that time was depictive of the Art Nouveau and Edwardian eras. Art Nouveau jewelry was influenced by naturalism involving unusual designs within a symmetrical frame often encompassing foliage, leaves, enamel, pearls, crystals and gemstones. Edwardian designs included more formal jewelry: tiaras, brooches, rings, pendants, earrings, bracelets and sautoir necklaces. Many were set with brilliant gemstones, including diamonds, crystals and of course, pearl. Join JTV as we embark upon a journey of adventure and elegance and mark the 100th year of the Titanic's maiden voyage. Read More