A collection of twenty antique English Masonic jewels and collars has been stolen from a lodge in Warwickshire, England.
According to a story yesterday in the Warwick Courier, the jewels were on display in a cabinet inside of a meeting room at Alderson House on High Street in Warwick. They were stolen at the beginning of July.
Brethren are encouraged to keep an eye out for these items turning up for sale online or elsewhere.
It is believed that the items are valued between £6,000 to £10,000 [US$7,500 - $12,500].
The Alderson House Freemasons are now appealing to the community for help in tracking down the items.
[Peter Round, manager of Alderson House] said: "If anybody has been offered these please let us know. These are made of paste and silver, not diamonds like they might think.
"It is the importance of them which is valuable to someone who is a collector of these things.
"A proper collector is probably a Freemason anyway so they would want to know where they have came from.
"I think it was an opportunist theft.
Alderson House is the meeting place of Shakespeare Lodge 284 and Lodge of Warwick 8011, among others.