Titanic Jewelry Collection (Tm), Oval Resin Cameo, Round White Crystal, Silver Tone Earring And Pendant With Chain Set. Pendant Measures Approximately 1 & 1/8"l X 9/16"w With A 3mm Bail. Chain Measures Approximately 18 Inches In Length With A Lobster Claw Clasp Closure And 2 Inch Extender. Earrings Measure Approximately 3/4"l X 9/16"w With Tension Post Backings.
Bravery is an understatement when it comes to Leah Aks' journey on the Titanic. Travelling alone with her 10 month old son, Frank Philip "Filly" Aks, she boarded the Titanic in Third Class as a young mother of 19 years. She was anticipating joining her husband in Norfolk, Virginia after her voyage in a Third Class cabin upon the Titanic, but what she did not anticipate were the trials she would go through before this trip took her to her new home in America. Upon hearing an unusually loud scraping noise, Ms. Aks bundled little Filly and rushed to the Boat Deck, where she found herself next to Madeleine Astor, who was married to the richest man on the ship. Suddenly, Filly was taken from her arms and tossed overboard onto a lifeboat. Crewmen held back her attempts to find which lifeboat her son had been given to because they thought she was just another passenger trying to steal a seat to be rescued. Thankfully, Leah was given a seat next to Selena Rogers Cook on a separate lifeboat and reunited with her son on the rescue ship Carpathia. Leah finally made it to America and lived a long life, passing away at age 74 in Norfolk.
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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