Titanic Jewelry Collection, Oval Pink And White Cameo And Round White Pearl Simulant, Silver Tone Locket With 18 Inch Rope Chain. Measures Approximately 1 7/8"l X 1 1/16"w With A 3.5mm Bail.
Miss Margaret Hays was 24 years old when she boarded the Titanic travelling with Lily Potter and Olive Earnshaw. Their self-appointed "escort," Gilbert Tucker, took the cabin next door. Mr. Tucker had met the ladies during their travels and fell immediately for Margaret. A handsome 31-year-old bachelor, he had abandoned his travel plans to spend more time with Margaret. The ladies were in bed when the accident happened. Lily ordered them to see what the trouble was, but a steward said to not worry and go back to bed. Instead, they went topside, wrapping Margaret's little Pomeranian dog in blankets. While waiting for orders, Gilbert Tucker helped the ladies into lifejackets before placing one on himself. As Margaret stood waiting, James Clinch Smith padded by and jokingly commented, "Oh, I suppose we ought to put a life preserver on the little doggie, too." Lifeboat 7 was the first boat prepared and, after a call for women was made, Lily stepped into the boat, closely followed by Olive and Margaret, dog in tow. Aboard the rescue ship, Miss Hays, fluent in French, volunteered to care for two French boys who spoke no English and had been unclaimed by an adult relative. They stayed in Miss Hays' home until their mother could claim them. Margaret kept in regular contact with Gilbert Tucker, who did survive, but chose to marry a Rhode Island physician. They had two daughters together.
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