Titanic Jewelry Collection, Round And Pear Shape Man-made Crystal, Silver Tone 3-stone Ring. Measures Approximately 7/16"l X 1/8"w & 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 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 about 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. Had we been able to sell the expensive properties we owned in Chicago, Philadelphia and Otsego Lake, the sum would never have been enough to buy back our dear son?s life.? You may have seen Emily grasping onto this necklace as she heard the news of her beloved son Arthur Jr. After her extended vacation, Emily was quite the socialite and did eventually begin to resume her former position of one of Chicago?s more 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 now plans taking up work in this line again. She has leased the studio on Pearson Street, occupied until last spring by Mrs. Marshall Clark, and will devote herself to metal work and jewel setting. Along with her roots of jewelry making was travel. During 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. You may have seen her touring along the French Riviera while wearing this French inspired ring.
This jewelry item is a replica of an actual ring recovered during the 1987 Titanic expedition by the owner of the Titanic museum. The original ring had a large pear shaped diamond accented with two round diamonds on either side. Each diamond was bezel set in platinum. Many believe this ring could have possibly belonged to Madeleine Astor, as it may have matched an insurance claim filed after the disaster. This replica is just one of many items that the amazing women of the Titanic may have worn. Join the excitement that they must have felt during this exciting voyage.
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.
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