It's Iconic: Evelyn Nesbit, the Lethal Beauty


Evelyn Nesbit, whose stunning beauty enchanted the New York community of artists as well as the budding marketing world during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, was one of Charles Dana Gibson’s idealized “Gibson Girls.” She was desired by artists who wanted to paint and photograph her as she became the most photographed woman in the world. But her fame took a very dark turn after the scandalous murder of architect and New York socialite Stanford White by Evelyn’s crazed husband, Thaw. The shooting happened on the rooftop of Madison Square Garden Theater in June 1906, and led to what the press called “The Trial of the Century.”

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The Evelyn: Platinum Approx. .75 Carat Center Diamond Vintage ring found in the Sceptre & Sash showroom.