Mystery of the lost Titanic Diamonds
It seems that a young man, Erwin Lewy, who owned a jewelry store with his brothers in Chicago somewhere in the early 1900’s, had been on a diamond buying trip to Europe in 1912. As luck would have it, he wasn’t able to buy the stones he had hoped for and he decided to delay his return home in the hope that he would be more successful in Amsterdam.
Erwin sealed his fate when he made the decision to take the Titanic back home at the end of his buying trip. His story came to light some years ago when the descendants of Erwin Lewy tried to find out what had happened to the lost Titanic jewels. One of Erwins relatives, Stanley, got some news in 2000 that the lost diamonds were most likely located in one of two places in the ship. One of the places was thought to be in the Captains safe and the other most likely place for their storage was probably in the Bursars bag. Of course, we don’t know at this time, deep down at the bottom of the ocean whether these things, and hundreds of thousands of others, will ever be recovered. Even if they are recovered, where will they end up? Will his relatives and countless others have the opportunity to lay claim to these items or will they end up in museums or in exhibits, part of history, for the entire world to see.
Almost everyone has been drawn to the allure of diamonds and jewelry. Stories about ancient artifacts, gold and sparkling gemstones have enthralled generations. Celebrity gossip, who’s recently engaged, how big was the stone, and finally, the biggest media hype, how much did the diamond ring cost!
It’s almost common place nowadays for one celebrity or another to spend millions of dollars on a diamond. It’s become, I feel, somewhat of a competition to have the biggest most expensive stone. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitts recent engagement news is, of course, all over the news. By all accounts her diamond, which is taking center stage in the news articles, is an elongated emerald cut center stone of approximately 9cts. The emerald cut is set in a mounting with other diamonds which Brad himself designed. Copycat designs are already available, and are no doubt in great demand.
- Celebrity Engagement Rings (alsonjewelers.wordpress.com)
- Angelina Jolie’s Diamond Engagement Ring from Brad Pitt (karagosianjewelers.wordpress.com)
- Angelina Jolie Engagement Ring: $250K to $1 Million (PHOTO) (blippitt.com)