Titanic Jewelry Collection, Pear Shape Soft Pink Crystal & Round White Crystal Silver Tone Necklace. Measures Approximately 15.5"l X 3 1/2"w With A Lobster Claw Clasp, On A Rolo Chain With A 2"extender.
Madeleine Talmage Force Astor, quite the charmer! She was born in Brooklyn New York on June 19, 1893. Madeleine was destined for a high society lifetstyle. She was an accomplished tennis player, graduated from finishing school, well known New York society gal and distinguished amateur actress. Madeleine and her husband were the most talked about couple on the Titanic, not because he's the richest man aboard, or because Madeleine was a year younger than his 19-year-old son, or because he's more than twice her age. People have always talked about everything he does because he's John Jacob Astor IV, which is why Madeleine planned for weeks preparing for this extravagant trip and why she knows everyone will be anxious to see what jewels she will be wearing! You can almost hear the gasps from the ladies wishing they could look just like Madeleine Astor...the Titanic Princess.
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