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Antique Emerald Ring Worth $500,000 Found After Almost 400 Years

One of the divers from Mel Fisher's Treasures shows off the ring
One of the divers from Mel Fisher’s Treasures shows off the ring

Treasure hunters found Antique Emerald and Gold Ring, that is believed to be from the Nuestra Senora de Atocha that sank off the Florida Keys in 1622 hurricane. Historians stumbled across this ring, estimated at $500,000, while they were searching for the sterncastle of the ship. The ring’s estimated value is based on the stone’s 2.7- by 2.5-centimeter size and the value of other emeralds from Atocha.

The rare emerald, which likely came from the Muzo mines in Colombia, is about 10 carats. It was found by one of the diving team about 35 miles off the coast of Key West. The diving team was from Mel Fisher’s Treasures which has plundered $450million worth of goods from the vessel over the last few decades.

The divers also found other artifacts including two silver spoons, a 40-inch gold rosary and a gold bar. The last two items were found in March and April, respectively. [Daily Mail]

The ancient gold ring with a rectangular cut emerald is believed to come from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha
The ancient gold ring with a rectangular cut emerald is believed to come from the Spanish galleon Nuestra Senora de Atocha

Divers also plucked two silver spoons from the wreckage
Divers also plucked two silver spoons from the wreckage

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Written by Slamchica

Aleksandra Arsenovic graduated with a degree in economics and has a master degree in tourism. Since she worked as a travel agent, she has traveled around the world and developed an interest in luxurious hotels and exotic destinations. As a big fashion fan, Aleksandra loves expensive and luxury fashion items. As an editor of Extravaganzi she shares her knowledge about travels, fashion and accessories.

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