The sidewheel steamship Republic claimed a remarkable seafaring legacy including heroic service in both the Confederate and Union navies during the Civil War. She was bound for New Orleans from New York after the conflict when she was lost in a hurricane off the coast of Georgia. The passengers and crew escaped the sinking ship, yet a fortune in coins and much needed cargo sank 1,700 feet to the Atlantic seabed.
Nearly 140 years later, Odyssey Marine Exploration discovered the shipwreck and began the archaeological excavation. Using advanced robotics over 6,000 bottles were recovered carrying a variety of wares including alcohol, perfume, medicine and ink. While many remained intact, a good number were found damaged from the impact and harsh conditions in the deep ocean.
Michele Gould of Purple Cloud Studio has turned these authentic fragments into a stunning line of artisan-crafted fused glass jewelry. Each piece is unique and will vary slightly in shape and color depending on the origin of the glass and the creative vision of the artist.
SS Republic Glass on Deerskin Necklace
- The fused shipwreck glass cernterpiece is approximately 2 1/2" in diameter
- Soft 16" deerskin leather necklace
- Decorative magnetic clasp
- Certificate of Authenticity
- SS Republic presentation box
If the product you received does not meet your expectations a return or exchange is permitted within 30 days of purchase. All items being returned or exchanged must be in their original condition and complete with all packaging, certificate of authenticity and promotional gifts as applicable. All authentic shipwreck artifacts will be examined on an individual basis for any tampering or damage. Seascape Artifacts Exhibits, Inc. reserves the right to decline the return or exchange if an artifact has been damaged or altered in any way. Refunds will be issued between 5-10 business days using the original payment method.