ATLANTA, Nov. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Fifteen of the most prestigious artifacts recovered from the wreck site of Titanic have been gathered into one of the most dazzling collections ever assembled and will go on display November 16th. As part of a three-city tour, Jewels of Titanic, presented by Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition and Titanic The Experience, features diamonds, sapphires, pearls and gold jewelry that once belonged to some of Titanic's wealthiest passengers. Debuting in Atlanta with future engagements in Orlando and Las Vegas, Jewels of Titanic shares the story of the jewelry's discovery, underwater recovery, mysterious lineage and the influence these artifacts have in today's pop culture.
For more than 100 years, the mystique of R.M.S. Titanic's sailing and subsequent sinking has captured the world's imagination. Hailed as the most luxurious ocean liner the world had ever seen, Titanic's manifest for the doomed maiden voyage had some of wealthiest and most well-known individuals of the day. As the Ship sank beneath the icy waters of the North Atlantic, she claimed more than 1,500 lives and took all the treasures she carried on board to a watery grave 2.5 miles beneath the ocean surface.
These priceless items were once thought to be lost forever. However, 75 years after the sinking, Premier Exhibitions, Inc.'s wholly owned subsidiary, RMS Titanic, Inc., the salvor-in-possession of the wreck site and producers of the remarkable Titanic exhibitions, embarked on the first recovery operation to Titanic. Among the twisted steel, murky water and unidentifiable objects was an unmarked leather Gladstone bag whose contents became some of the most remarkable artifacts ever recovered – the Jewels of Titanic.
WHAT: The Jewels of Titanic will embark on a three-city tour visiting Atlanta, Orlando and Las Vegas between November 2012 and May 2013.
Las Vegas, NV
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
Premier Exhibition Center
Nov. 16, 2012 – Jan. 6, 2013
Titanic The Experience
Jan. 11, 2013 – Mar. 12, 2013
Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition
Luxor Hotel and Casino
Mar. 22, 2013 – May 31, 2013
TICKETS: Jewels of Titanic is complimentary with paid admission to Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition or Titanic The Experience. For more information, please call 404-842-2600 or visit www.RMSTitanic.net
About RMS Titanic, Inc. – a wholly owned subsidiary of Premier Exhibitions, Inc.
RMS Titanic, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Premier Exhibitions, Inc., is the only company permitted by law to recover objects from the wreck of Titanic. The Company was granted salvor-in-possession rights to the wreck of Titanic by a United States Federal Court in 1994 and has conducted eight research and recovery expeditions to Titanic recovering more than 5,500 artifacts. In the summer of 2010, RMS Titanic, Inc., conducted a ground-breaking expedition to Titanic 25 years after its discovery, to undertake innovative 3D video recording, data gathering and other technical measures so as to virtually raise Titanic, preserving the legacy of the Ship for all time. Please visit RMS Titanic, Inc. website at www.rmstitanic.net.
About Premier Exhibitions, Inc.
Premier Exhibitions, Inc. (Nasdaq:PRXI), located in Atlanta, Georgia, is a leading presenter of museum quality exhibitions throughout the world. Premier is a recognized leader in developing and displaying unique exhibitions for education and entertainment including "Titanic: The Artifact Exhibition", Titanic The Experience,"BODIES...The Exhibition" and "Dialog in the Dark". Additional information about Premier Exhibitions, Inc. is available at the Company's web site www.prxi.com.
SOURCE Premier Exhibitions, Inc.
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