Titanic Jewelry Collection (Tm), Round White Crystal, Gold Tone Purse Necklace. Measures Approximately 18"l X 15/16"w With A Lobster Claw Clasp Closure And 1 & 1/2 Inch Extender.
Selena Cook, formerly Selena Rogers, did not expect to be thankful she boarded the Titanic without her new husband. Young and excited to visit her relatives in Pennsylvania, Selena was 22 years old when she left England on the Titanic as a Second Class Passenger. The ship was so impressive and her roommates were so entertaining that Selena assumed the long trip overseas would pass quicker than anticipated. However, the night of the collision with the iceberg left doubts in her mind that the end of this trip would be as fanciful as it began. Although she missed her husband, she knew he most likely would not have survived the voyage since women and children were admitted to the lifeboats before men. Good fortune was with her, and Selena was rescued in lifeboat 14 and seated next to Ms. Leah Aks. After her safe return to her relatives in Pennsylvania, her husband joined her to begin their life together. She enjoyed a long life, becoming an officer in the Daughter of the Kings Organization and was an active member in her church and local history society.
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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