Knoxville, Tenn. - Jewelry Television® (JTV), the largest broadcast shopping network focused exclusively on the sale of fine jewelry and gemstones, and Titanic Museum Attractions, unveiled the new “Titanic Jewelry Collection” last week, selling out the entire collection in less than one hour.
The collection was designed to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage in April 1912. The network plans to bring the collection back throughout the year with multiple promotions during the month of April. The proprietary Titanic Jewelry Collection will also be for sale at JTV.com, with prices ranging from $20 to $200.
Titanic Museum Attractions, which operate in both Pigeon Forge, Tenn. and Branson, Mo., are the only Titanic Museums recognized by the Titanic Historical Society and are owned and operated by Mary Kellogg-Joslyn and John Joslyn. John Joslyn led the 1987 expedition to the RMS Titanic which brought the world its first glimpse of the luxury liner in her final resting place two and a half miles beneath the surface of the North Atlantic. Joslyn, a documentary filmmaker, produced seven popular documentaries – many of them still airing on national television regularly – about the world’s most famous luxury liner and organized many expeditions to the ship.
“The public’s reception to the Titanic Jewelry Collection reflects the fascination and reverence for this piece of history,” said Pat Bryant, chief marketing officer for JTV. “Our purpose in bringing this collection to the public is to honor and celebrate the fashionable and heroic women onboard the Titanic, several of whom were international style icons.”
“John Joslyn’s expedition to the Titanic’s resting place at the bottom of the ocean afforded us the opportunity to collaborate on a historically accurate jewelry collection,” said Dan Chase, vice president of merchandising. “Women everywhere will now be able to adorn themselves with a piece of history.”
The Titanic Jewelry Collection captures the elegance and opulence of the period with intricately designed pieces in the Art Nouveau and Edwardian styles typical of that era. Collections were inspired by famous women traveling on the RMS Titanic’s maiden voyage.
Dorothy Gibson’s American Beauty Collection was inspired by the 22-year-old movie star. Gibson began her Broadway career as a singer and dancer before being discovered. The epitome of “American Beauty,” the signature piece in this collection is an exquisite gold tone, red and white crystal rose pin/brooch that captures her grace and elegance.
Edith Rosembaum’s collection features a gorgeous chandelier necklace inspired by the Victorian era. Rosenbaum was a spicy character who loved couture fashion. A journalist who often traveled to Europe to report on the latest fashions, she was returning home from France when she boarded the Titanic.
“Lucy” Lady Duff Gordon’s Couture Cameo Collection features gem-encrusted cameo necklaces, earrings, and brooches. “Lucy” Lady Duff Gordon was an international style icon and renowned couture designer. She opened an upscale boutique in London called “Maison Lucile” and was known for her dramatic use of color and sheer fabrics.
Lucile Carter’s Noble Heart Collection features a blue resin “Heart of the Ocean” pendant surrounded by white crystals. Carter was from one of the most prominent families in Philadelphia and was accustomed to a life of privilege. When she boarded the Titanic she was on her way home from Europe with her husband, two children, maid, husband’s “manservant,” two dogs, and a brand new convertible she had purchased in France.
Eleanor Widener’s Social Butterfly Collection features a silver tone, marcasite crystal flower pin/brooch. Widener and her husband were among the wealthiest families aboard the Titanic – second only to Madeleine and John Jacob Astor.
Madeleine Astor’s Edwardian Princess Collection features a glamorous necklace with round, baguette, square and emerald cut crystals. Madeleine Talmage Force Astor was only 18 when she boarded the Titanic on her journey home from Egypt, where she honeymooned with John Jacob Astor IV – one of the wealthiest men in America. Mr. Astor was more than twice her age and treated his young bride like a princess.
Hosted by Titanic Museum Attractions’ First Class Maid Jaynee, the Jewelry Television broadcast combines a spotlight on the amazing jewelry collection with the true stories of the amazing women on board the RMS Titanic.
“JTV is proud to partner with Titanic Museum Attraction to bring our loyal customers the jewelry collection of a lifetime,” said Randy Sadler, vice president of marketing for JTV.
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