Sophisticated yet trendy, these lovely drop earrings can be worn by themselves or as the perfect complement to the magnificent Half-Real Coin Pendant. Black glass beads are interspersed with sterling silver stations selectively plated in 18 karat gold for a look of easy elegance. French hooks.
Only a handful of times in the last 15 years has a major shipwreck been recovered. In 1784, a Spanish ship headed for Louisiana disappeared. The ship was named El Cazador, 'The Hunter,' a Spanish 'Brig of War' loaded with a vast treasury of freshly minted silver and bound for the New World. Over 200 years later, El Cazador and its sunken treasure were found. We may never know what mysterious force sank her, but it is certain that her lost treasure holds the key to the birth of the nation we know today.
The treasure finder was Jerry Murphy, 20 hours out from his home port of Pascagoula, Mississippi and captain of the boat, 'Mistake.' One fateful day in August 1993 in the Gulf of Mexico, Captain Fisher pulled up more than just fish. He had accidentally found a fishermanâ€™s dream -- treasure coins! What was really exciting about the find was that every single one of the coins was dated 1783. That meant it was a 'mint' shipment, and when youâ€™ve got a 'mint' shipment, youâ€™ve got a major find of historical proportions.
And now, The Franklin Mint -- proud steward of historyâ€™s greatest milestones and treasures -- brings you the amazing story of El Cazador and how she dramatically changed the course of U.S. History.