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Titanic Lost Jewelry: The Artifact Exhibition

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I have been forever fascinated by the Titanic--its story, from voyage to the fateful iceberg, has always set my mind in wonder.  One big reason is because I know for a fact I would have been standing in line wanting to buy a ticket if I lived in the early 1900s.  It was during a London bus tour when the tour guide pointed out the location where hundreds had lined up to buy their tickets.  He said the line stretched far, far down the street with excited future-passengers.  My recent trip to Las Vegas gave me the chance to visit the exhibit where artifacts recovered from the wreckage are on display.  I didn't know what to expect, which made it even more exciting.  I gasped when I saw these two rings sealed in the glass class.  They sparkled so beautifully, almost made me tear up just thinking about who once owned them and packed them for the big trip.  It is amazing that they've been recovered and fully restored.  It is even more remarkable that they withstood all that pressure down at the bottom of the ocean.  Two little miracles.

 

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If you get a chance to visit Las Vegas, make sure to check out the exhibit at the Luxor.  I highly recommend!

Reader Comments (5)

Those rings are GORGEOUS and it's so amazing that they've survived so beautifully after so many years and in such condition. I've always been fascinated by the story of the Titanic as well - great post! xxKristin

February 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterKristin

I saw these two rings in person and i LOVE the filigree one so so much. I wonder if you could get enough information and pictures to get it replicated for yourself? I'd love to do that!

February 18, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTrevor

I have an ALEXANDRITE (maybe 5 ct stone) ring that a Russian rouge king owned that went down on the TITANIC that has been rediscovered. I have seen at least 4 different colors in this one.
Circa 1961 I saw this ring on a lost gems show in Detroit on WXYZ or CKLW.

It has been appraised at many $10's of thousands of dollars. CAN YOU HELP ME find a link or person to find out more about this ring. Email me and I will tell you more of what I have found and the full story. Todd orion1122@sbcglobal.net

July 12, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterTodd

i beleve these rings belong to the same person

September 7, 2011 | Unregistered Commentergeorge

BOTH RINGS HAVE BEEN COPIED IN SILVER WITH REAL DIAMONDS AND TOPAZ IN FILIGREE,
AVAILABLE FROM QVCUK.COM.

April 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterANONYMOUS

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