Silver Tone Brass Round Man-made Crystal With Round Diamond Simulant Accent Ring. Measures Approximately 3/8"l X 1/16"w And Is Not Sizeable.
Emily Borie Ryerson of Haverford, Pennsylvania was vacationing with her husband, Arthur and three of her five children in Europe. While on vacation, she received a telegraph that her 21-year-old son, Arthur Jr. was killed in a car crash back home. Emily completely fell apart, but her maid, Victorine, her youngest son's governess was a godsend who cared for the children while her husband arranged passage on Titanic. She seldom left her cabin after boarding. Emily was quoted, "Nothing mattered, and no amount of money could have bought us peace or comfort." After her extended vacation, Emily was quite the socialite and did eventually begin to resume her former position as one of Chicago's delightful society leaders and hostesses. She endowed a scholarship in her son's name to young men of promise, was appointed by President Herbert Hoover to work on American Fund for the French wounded during World War I and also traveled with the president on his goodwill tour of South America. While living in Chicago, Emily returned to her "roots" of being an artist of much promise and planned on taking up work in this line again. She leased a studio in Chicago to devote herself to metal work and jewel setting. Along with her roots of jewelry making she enjoyed traveling and while on a trip to the Orient, Emily met her second husband in Peking. She married Forsythe Sherfesee and lived in a villa on the French Riviera.
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