An emerald is missing from a museum located in the Carolinas, according to multiple reports.
The Asheville Museum of Science says an emerald from their gem and mineral collection with “immeasurable historical significance” has gone missing, wspa.com reported.
The emerald is valued at $10,000, according to wlos.com, which said museum officials filed a police report in late January.
There was no break-in to the museum and nothing else has from the museum’s collection has been reported missing, according to multiple reports.
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“One of the challenges for any museum is the tension between securing works of value while also making sure they’re available for the public to enjoy. This incident underscores that, and we are working on further measures to increase security in order to ensure our collection remains intact for the benefit of visitors and preservation of the collection for years to come,” museum officials said in a statement, wspa.com reported.
“The theft of the emerald is a sad loss,” museum officials said, according to wlos.com, adding there are no suspects.