Titanic Jewelry Collection, Rectangular Green Glass And Round White Man-made Crystal, Silver Tone Brass Ring. Measures Approximately 5/8"l X 1/16"w And Is Not Sizeable.
Miss Marjorie Newell, 23, was born on 12 February 1889 in Lexington, Massachusetts the daughter of Arthur Webster Newell and Mary E. Greeley. Marjorie was returning from a trip to the Middle East with her father and her sister, when on April 14th Marjorie was awakened by a sudden vibration. Her father came to the room and ordered his daughters to dress and go out on deck. After seeing one lifeboat safely launched, he placed them in the next lifeboat. Arthur Newell was lost in the sinking. Marjorie Newell married Floyd Robb in 1917, and raised four children Her son was named Arthur Newell Robb in memory of her father. She went on to become a music instructor at Wells College in Aurora, N.Y. Between 1920 and 1950, she lived in South Orange, N.J., where she taught violin and piano. She eventually became one of the founders of the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra. Mrs. Robb later returned to Massachusetts living first in Westport Point and moving to Fall River in 1990. In her final years, after her mother and sisters had passed away, Marjorie began to speak of the night to remember. At the incredible age of 97, she addressed audiences of Titanic researchers and historians and regaled them with her memories of the Titanic's final hours. Her reason for speaking about the event was done mainly out of respect and honor for her lost father. She passed away quietly in her sleep on 11 June 1992, at the age of 103. She was the last remaining first-class survivor of the Titanic and was buried with her family at the Mount Auburn Cemetery in Cambridge. She left a son who lived in Westport point, three daughters, among them Madeline Crowley of Portola Valley, Calif., and Marjorie Snow of Little Compton, R.I.; and 13 grandchildren.
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