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Mystery of the lost Titanic Diamonds

Mystery of the lost Titanic Diamonds

Titanic stern

Titanic stern (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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!

Angelina Jolie at the Cannes film festival.

Angelina Jolie at the Cannes film festival. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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.

By Dana, of Boca Raton Pawn, a high end loan and pawn shop. Sell watches Boca Raton! And get top dollar.

 

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Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci…shop like a celebrity for less

Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci…shop like a celebrity for less

A model with no name recognition, who many pho...

A model with no name recognition, who many photographers started to photograph outside the 2009 Spring collection Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

While flipping through the pages of vogue and other fashion staples recently, I found myself studying photos of celebrities carrying stunning designer handbags. Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Gucci and the like were being carried around town by everyone who was anyone.  As I was admiring, somewhat jealously, the shameless array of outrageously expensive bags, an idea suddenly came to me! Instead of paying a fortune for a Chanel classic I could buy it for a fraction of the price in a pre-owned store. As long as I’m in the mood why not look for a lightly loved pre-owned Louis Vuitton bag. Of course you may not be buying the newest style but many designer handbags are classics and are made for many years with no change. High end Pawn shops and resale stores are good places to start looking. Fabulous designer discoveries have been made in these stores, and, after all, the fun is in the hunt girls! I’ve read that celebrities also shop these pre-owned stores from time to time for designer handbags and vintage clothing.

How about those absolutely gorgeous sky high patent leather Christian Louboutin shoes? Who can resist wearing those distinct red bottoms, even holding on to a railing while you walk, they still look sexy! Did you know that you can find them pre-owned also? Sometimes they are hardly worn, worn once or not at all! At over $800 new it’s definitely worth finding them for 25-50% off the retail.

If you’re thinking, I wouldn’t spend that kind of money on designer handbags, just count up how much you’ve spend on shoes and handbags over the years. I’ll bet it’s a lot! I have always preferred to purchase a few good designer pieces that will last for years and go with everything, and here’s the best part…………… if you buy designer you can always trade or sell your shoes and handbags to a high end Pawn Shop or resale store when you finally decide that you’re in the mood for something new!

By Dana, of Boca Raton Pawn, a high end loan and Boca Raton pawn shop.

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