A collection of jewelry recovered from the wreckage of the Titanic will go on public display in a three-city tour.
The collection of brooches, a gold pocket watch, cuff links, necklaces and diamond and sapphire rings, was found during a 1987 recovery mission. Although parts of the collection have been previously on display, this is the first time when the entire collection is available to the public. The exhibit will open Friday, November 16th, at Premier’s display gallery at the Atlantic Station gallery in Atlanta.
The collection has been already admired and previewed by officials from Premier Exhibitions Inc. and RMS Titanic Inc., the companies which own the right to make missions on the Titanic. Alexandra Klingelhofer, vice president of collections for RMS Titanic Inc., said that the exhibition’s purpose is to show people the wonder of exploration.
“Going down two and a half miles below the ocean, recovering a bag, bringing it back up and opening it and finding … jewelry,” Klingelhofer said. “We’re able to give them a glimpse of how it must have been to have opened that for the first time and to see, together, the beautiful jewelry of the Edwardian Period.”