A gold-plated necklace worn by a first class passenger aboard the Titanic in 1912 was stolen from a traveling exhibit in Tivoli Gardens, an amusement park in Copenhagen, Denmark.
For almost 100 years, the Atlantic Ocean has been the final resting place and home to thousands of passengers and crew members who did not survive, as well all of the relics belonging to everyone who boarded the ship. Nowadays, each artifact that is surfaced from the remains of Titanic is special in its own way as it tells another story.
Many of these old relics are now kept in exhibits for people around the world to view publicly. Unfortunately, while preserving this necklace worn on the ship’s maiden voyage, it was stolen right from the exhibit.
According to Torben Planks, a spokesman from Tivoli Garden, the jewelry disappeared Saturday morning. The security alarm did not go off and there was no sign that the showcase had been broken into.
The gold-plated necklace was owned by Eleanor Widener of Philadelphia, a member of one of the wealthiest families on board the Titanic, according to Luis Ferreiro, owner of the Musealia company that owns the traveling exhibit. The estimated insurance value of the jewel is $19,300. A reward of $1,000 is being offered to anyone with information leading to the retrieval of this artifact.
This beautiful piece was not the only coveted jewel on board the Titanic. A blue sapphire pendant given to passenger Kate Florence Phillips was the inspiration for the “Heart of the Ocean,” the infamous blue diamond heart pendant worn by Kate Winslet in the 1997 film, Titanic.