Jewellery salvaged from the wreck of the
Titanic will go on display later this week, the
company that owns the artifacts says.
The 15 items, including pendants, rings and a pocket watch,
will first be exhibited in Atlanta from November 16 through
January 6, and they will later be on display in Orlando and
Las Vegas, through May of next year, Atlanta-based Premier
The jewellery includes diamonds, sapphires and pearls, said
Alexandra Klingelhofer, vice president of collections for
Atlanta-based RMS Titanic Inc., a subsidiary of Premier
RMS was first to recover artifacts from the Titanic
and has the legal right to anything salvaged there,
Klingelhofer told Reuters.
Many of the jewellery pieces, recovered from the wreck in
1987, were found in a leather bag that had likely been in the
care of a ship's purser, an employee responsible for handling
money and other valuables, Klingelhofer said.
The purser likely removed the jewelry from a safe on the
Titanic as the ship was sinking and placed them in leather
bags so that he could return them to their owners after the
rescue, she added.
"But there were no pursers that were rescued," Klingelhofer
The Titanic sank on April 15, 1912 after hitting an
iceberg in the north Atlantic Ocean.