Titanic Jewelry Collection (Tm), Gold Tone Round Multicolor Crystal Necklace. Measures Approximately 2 & 15/16"l X 2 & 3/8"w. Chain Measures Approximately 30 Inches In Length With A Lobster Claw Clasp Closure.
Clara Hays decided to join her husband, Charles, on a business trip, leaving Montreal for a fun visit to England. Charles was President of the Grand Trunk Pacific Railway, and had several important meetings, including one with Bruce Ismay, Director of the White Star Line. Clara and Charles' daughter and son-in-law had been vacationing in Europe, and the family met on the Titanic to return home together. As first class passengers, the Hayses enjoyed being the well-tended guests of Mr. Ismay. Then came the controlled pandemonium after the Titanic struck the iceberg. They could not believe the amazing ship their friend had brought into being was actually sinking.
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
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