I have been studying the Atocha and Mel Fisher for around 5 years. I have researched this story for countless hours and I was very pleased that Mel and his team after searching for so long found a portion of the Atocha and Margarita. I purchased these ear rings for my wife and I am so pleased I have a piece of history that was under the ocean for 363 years before the mother load of silver, gold and artifacts from 1622 were discovered. The trip from the Potosi mine all the way to Cuba and then the Keys of Florida. My wife and I are traveling to the Mel Fischer museum in June this year so that I can purchase a piece of 8 from the Atocha. I have been looking at the pieces for years and I will finally have one. This is truly an incredible story. Thank you!