Don’t worry – it’s not the Heart of the Ocean from the movie “Titanic,” which actually isn’t worth much considering it’s not real.
The missing Titanic necklace is actually an honest-to-God historical artifact, as it’s a necklace worn by a passenger on the maiden voyage of the ill-fated ship.
The necklace was stolen from an exhibit in Copenhagen, reports the AP via the exhibit venue. It was noticed missing sometime Saturday (Sept. 17) during the open hours of the exhibit.
“We think they were not professionals because there was jewelry that was much more expensive in the exhibition case,” says exhibit spokesman Torben Plank.
Luis Ferreiro, of the company that owns the traveling exhibit of Titanic artifacts, says in a statement the necklace “belonged to the Widener family, who were one of the richest families on board the Titanic.”
The necklace is worth approximately $19,000. The exhibit has offered a $1000 reward for any information leading to its recovery.
Next April marks the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic – April 15, 1912. Roughly 1500 people perished in the incident.