The charm may look like a vintage piece of jewelry, but the gold locket engraved with the initials 'VC' tells a tale of love and loss aboard the Titanic.
The pendant, along with gambling chips and cuff links, was among items found in a small travel bag that once belonged to first-class passenger Virginia Estelle McDowell Clark and her husband Walter Miller.
When 'the unsinkable ship' went down on April 15, 1912, Virginia was lowered to the icy sea in a life boat, but was forced to leave her husband behind who perished in the disaster.
The items, including a gold-plated toiletry item and a brass shaving stick canister, were pulled from the depths where the Titanic has sat in a watery grave for early 105 years.
'The artifacts were found in a small travel bag, which is very fragile and in permanent residence at the Titanic Conservation Laboratory,' said Alexandra Klingelhofer, vice president of collections for Premier Exhibitions, Inc.
'It's especially exciting when we can link specific artifacts to passengers of the Titanic as it is extremely rare, and we're thrilled to be able to help tell the Clarks' story through this special display.'
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