Recovered Titanic Jewels Go on Display

Fifteen artifacts and jewels recovered from the remnants of the Titanic will embark on a three-city tour between November 2012 and May 2013.

Premier Exhibitions discovered the gems—diamonds, sapphires, pearls, and gold jewelry belonging to elite passengers of the Titanic—in an unmarked leather bag during a deep-sea expedition. 

The items will travel to the Premier Exhibition Center in Atlanta, International Drive in Orlando, Fla., and the Luxor Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, as part of the Jewels of Titanic tour.

Here are some of the pieces that will be on display:

Small 14k yellow gold ribbon brooch set with one old mine cut diamond in the center and one old mine cut drop diamond. Made in France, England, Netherlands, and Spain from second half of 17th century.

Ladies platinum ring set with three diamonds. The center diamond is a pear shape with two round diamonds set on the sides. Made of platinum wire, all the diamonds are bezel set. 

Handmade platinum, 18k gold, and diamond ring. The gallery design gives it a three-dimensional depth as it highlights the Edwardian love of jewelry in imitation of lace.

Formal dress was expected and enjoyed in Edwardian society. For men, this always included a matching set of cufflinks and collar buttons to enhance a formal shirt. [These] gold and enamel sets…were found in a small jewelry box inside a leather suitcase.

Photos and captions provided by Hope-Beckham Inc.