Titanic Jewelry Collection (Tm), Round Purple Glass, Round White Crystal, Gold And Silver Tone Pendant With Chain. Measures Approximately 2"l X 1 & 1/2"w With A 4mm Bail. Chain Measures Approximately 18 Inches In Length With A Lobster Clasp Closure And A 2 Inch Extender.
Wilkinson was Elizabeth's last name as well as her married name, but was not the last name of the man she set sail for America with on the Titanic. Not long after divorcing her "kissing cousin", who had been her husband, in 1912, she decided to venture to America and honeymoon there with her new beau, Harry Faunthorpe. Their love became serious so quickly that Harry and Elizabeth did not legally marry before leaving England, not thinking that decision would be such a significant one by the time they were expecting to reach their honeymoon in the States. Regretfully, Harry did not survive the sinking of the Titanic, though Elizabeth was rescued by the Carpathia in lifeboat 16 and made it safely to Pennsylvania to stay with relatives. Since she was travelling on the Titanic under the last name Faunthorpe, Harry's body was sent to Elizabeth and then buried in Philadelphia. Not long after, Elizabeth returned to England as a Wilkinson and passed away at an unknown age.
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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