Gold-plated Titanic necklace stolen from exhibition in Denmark

Updated: Sep 20, 2011, 16:26 PM IST

Copenhagen: A gold-plated necklace recovered from the Titanic has reportedly been stolen from an exhibition at Copenhagen``s Tivoli amusement park.

The Telegraph quoted Torben Planks, a spokesman for the park, as saying that the alarm did not sound when the jewellery disappeared.

"The showcase has not been broken into and the alarm didn``t go off. It is pretty embarrassing," Plank said, adding police are investigating the theft.

"It is pretty embarrassing," he added.

An 870 pound reward would be provided to those who give any information about it.

Exhibition owner Luis Ferreiro said the necklace has an insurance value of 12,000 pounds, but he doubted it could be sold because it is known internationally.

"It was very important piece. The artifacts tell stories about the people aboard," Ferreiro added.

The necklace was owned by first class passenger Eleanor Wildener of Philadelphia who survived the Titanic sinking, maritime historian Claes Goran Wetterholm has said.

The Titanic sank in the North Atlantic on April 15, 1912, while making its maiden voyage. Over 1,500 passengers and crew lost their lives in the tragic incident.

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