It turned out I misunderstood the exhibit slogan "300 new artifacts." I thought that this meant they had recovered 300 more artifacts from the wreckage and were displaying them along with the original artifacts that I saw at the Titanic exhibit in Seattle several years ago. It turned out that this exhibit was only the 300 new ones, and the other ones from the Seattle exhibit were still touring the country somewhere. But among the new items was some very beautiful diamond jewelry. This ring for example:
Among the jewelry was a diamond pendant on a necklace that I fell instantly in love with. It was so Victorian and so gothic that I wanted it immediately. I could imagine wearing it not just because it was my style but because I wanted a piece of Titanic for myself. After gaping at it for several minutes and lusting after it, it occurred to me that any smart exhibit would have reproductions for sale in the gift shop.
One of the most interesting parts of the exhibit was the reproduction of the deck which you could walk through:
It was complete with an artificial ocean below, stars above and refrigeration so you could feel the cold night air. I lingered there for some time, feeling just like I was in the movie.
When I reached the end of the exhibit and the gift shop, I asked right away if they had reproductions of the jewelry found in the debris field. They did indeed. I was shocked by the high price of the necklace reproduction that I wanted. But I was determined to have it and it was worth it. I searched online, but I can't find a picture of it anywhere. And I tried to take a picture of it when I got back to Seattle, but I don't have the right kind of lense for a close up shot. But it's stunning, and goes with everything from formal wear to gothy club wear. I adore my little reproduced piece of the Titanic.