Photo Gallery: Jewels of Titanic
Over the weekend, Titanic: The Experience debuted a sparking new addition to their International Drive collection of artifacts from the ill-fated oceanliner. Jewels of Titanic is a temporary touring display featuring gems and fine jewelry recovered from the shipwreck site 2.5 miles beneath the Atlantic's surface.
As the exhibit's creative director Mark Lach explained, the fifteen items on display were found together inside a leather “Gladstone” bag, as used by the ship's purser for safe keeping, during a 1987 dive. This tour, which began last November in Atlanta, is the first time they have all been publicly displayed together.
The exhibit occupies a wall of an existing gallery about half-way through the Titanic tour, and is included in regular admission. The rings, necklaces, and other elegant jewels will be on view in Orlando until March 12, when they continue on to Las Vegas.