Titanic Jewelry Collection, Emerald Cut And Round White Man-made Crystal, Silver Tone Bracelet. Measures Approximately 7"l X 3/4"w With A Hidden Fold-over Clasp Closure.
Edith Course Evans, age 36, was a 1st class passenger from New York City who was excited to be boarding a direct descendant of some of the great sea vessels of the 19th century. The Titanic was the newest member of the White Star Line family, which included the Republic, Baltic, Atlantic and Oceanic. Edith had a great interest in genealogical studies once she discovered her family were descendants of Colonial America's famed lawyer, Andrew Hamilton. Edith was an enthusiastic member of the Colonial Dames of America, a group comprised of women with an ancestor who was of service to the American colonies. She had attended a family funeral in England and was sailing home on the Titanic when the accident happened. By the time she and her friend, Caroline Brown, reached the boat deck, all of the main lifeboats had already left. Another was preparing to go, but there was not room from both. "You go," Edith told her friend Caroline. "You have children waiting for you." Edith felt confident that every First Class lady would eventually be saved, and besides, she wanted to do her illustrious ancestors proud.
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