Mel Fisher was a very famed man who led a life of search and discovery. His famed became international when he discovered the Spanish sunken galleon, Nuestra Señora de Atocha, and pulled this piece of Historic Gold to the surface from its watery grave.
The historical gold chain, now a part of Mel Fisher’s Treasures, measures a full four feet long of 24 karot gold chain. The necklace was designed for its segments to be easily unhinged for the purposes of instant trade. This historic gold piece showed the significance of gold as wealth and its function in the early trading world.
To this day 300 silver bars, and 8 bronze cannons are still missing from the ship. The Nuestra Señora de Atocha also contained a stern castle which is considered the wealthiest part of the ship; it has also not been found. A vast amount of The Nuestra Señora de Atocha’s wealth is still searched for to this day in the Florida Keys by divers, historians, and prospective gold owners.