After hitting an iceberg on its maiden voyage in 1912, the Titanic sank to the bottom of the sea, killing around 1,550 passengers.
Since then, various diving expeditions have visited the sunken ship – seven of which were able to salvage artifacts such as fine jewelry, currency, china, playing cards, part of the hull and even perfume bottles, according to NPR.
The largest collection of these items will be auctioned off in April and the results will be announced on April 15, the 100th anniversary of the ship's sinking. However, all of the items must be sold together as a collection. The 5,500 items have an estimated combined worth of $189 million.
Although it may have been nice to pick up a historical piece of vintage jewelry from the Titanic, there are still plenty of other vintage and estate items from the time period for sale. Vintage necklaces, cocktail rings and bracelets would be a fine addition to any collection, especially since vintage jewelry is slated to be a big trend in 2012.