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    Dec 30, 2007, 10:26 AM - Good Titanic 'Heart of the Ocean' replicas? #1

    Titanic, heart of the ocean prop:

    There are always several on eBay but comparing them to screengrabs, none look accurate to the screen used prop.

    Is a resonably priced replica out there, accurate to the movie prop? Was there ever a licensed replica?

    Thanks!

    Al
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    Dec 30, 2007, 3:15 PM - Re: Good Titanic 'Heart of the Ocean' replicas? #2

    I remember there being a TON available when the movie came out. At the time, I wasn't very interested in props, so I didn't pay particular attention (though I'm REALLY into the Titanic, since 1986!).

    Generally speaking, you can find ones that are close, but the diamond is too bright. Asprey & Garrard made a real one, accurate to the film, and sold for $2.2 million.

    Your best bet for accuracy is to try to find a J. Peterman replica.
    (As seen here: http://www.magiclegends.com/titanicmemorabilia.html

    You can find some additional info here:
    http://www.bellaonline.com/articles/art25971.asp

    There's a "pretty close" here: http://www.birthdaypapers.com/titani...ocean-30-p.asp

    Otherwise, there's a Peterman replica on eBay:
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    Dec 30, 2007, 3:31 PM - Re: Good Titanic 'Heart of the Ocean' replicas? #3

    Thanks for the info.

    The Birthdaypapers version looks pretty accurate for the money (35 shipped) - I'll probably go with that.
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    Dec 30, 2007, 7:51 PM - Re: Good Titanic 'Heart of the Ocean' replicas? #4

    In July 2005 I was at the gift shop at RFox NBaja Studios and they had one in the $100 - $200 range. May have been the Peterman versionl; not sure.
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    Dec 30, 2007, 8:43 PM - Re: Good Titanic 'Heart of the Ocean' replicas? #5

    My heart won't go on.
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    Dec 30, 2007, 11:11 PM - Re: Good Titanic 'Heart of the Ocean' replicas? #6

    the titanic museum here in Branson MO has some for $20 http://www.titanicbranson.com/titani...dise_gifts.php
    or the premium one for $130
    http://www.titanicbranson.com/titanic_merchandise.php

    not sure how accurate they are but I've been meaning to go look anyway.

    here's their main site. I've heard the museum is pretty cool -
    http://www.titanicbranson.com/index.php
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    Dec 30, 2007, 11:29 PM - Re: Good Titanic 'Heart of the Ocean' replicas? #7

    As much as I really want to look in horrified disgust at the products being hawked to make money off the disaster.... the Titanic buff in me is enjoying putting togeather the model of the ship, the blueprints on my wall, along with all the other paper recreations I have.

    Anywhoo.... The Doctor Who Christmas special, "Voyage of the Damned", was pretty awsome (it involved a Titanic).
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    Dec 31, 2007, 9:56 AM - Re: Good Titanic 'Heart of the Ocean' replicas? #8

    Have you looked at the pictures of the $20 vs. the $130 one? They are the same picture. I wonder what the dirrerences are? Are they just made out of different materials but look identical??
    Thanks, Tom
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    Dec 31, 2007, 12:37 PM - Re: Good Titanic 'Heart of the Ocean' replicas? #9

    phase pistol said: View Post
    My heart won't go on.
    LOL - is the clasp broken?

    Yeah, that $20 version looks alright, if the pic is a true representation of what you receive...?
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    Dec 31, 2007, 8:33 PM - Re: Good Titanic 'Heart of the Ocean' replicas? #10

    like I said, been meaning to go check for myself. I'd guess the only difference is the materials.
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    Jan 3, 2008, 3:13 PM - Re: Good Titanic 'Heart of the Ocean' replicas? #11

    In my search for a good replica, the biggest difference I have noticed so far is the 'clasp' setion just above the heart. All of the cheaper replicas are missing the large diamond where the two sides of the chain meet.

    Here's the accurate JPeterman version:



    And a typical example of one of the cheaper replicas:



    The cheaper replicas look nice, but there are many innacuracies compared the original design, as can be seen in the pics.

    I'm still looking for a replica which comes close, without the excessive pricetag of the JPeterman version.
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    Jan 3, 2008, 3:22 PM - Re: Good Titanic 'Heart of the Ocean' replicas? #12

    Why is there a Titanic in Branson, MO?
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    Jan 3, 2008, 3:24 PM - Re: Good Titanic 'Heart of the Ocean' replicas? #13

    You'll notice a couple of details that are different, the pear shaped larger diamond, there is also a smaller round diamond below that........the original has a straight row of white diamonds across the "split" of the heart shaped blue diamond..............the cheaper ones follow the split. Also the chain is different in that all the diamonds are supposed to be set in round white gold settings with no visible links between the white gold settings.

    All these details are the reason I dislike the cheaper replicas. I tried but missed scoring the JPeterman replica and now it's ridiculously high. Too rich for my blood. Nothing will ever be as good as the JPeterman version though.

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    Jan 3, 2008, 3:32 PM - Re: Good Titanic 'Heart of the Ocean' replicas? #14

    The Titanic in Branson is a museum: http://www.titanicbranson.com/about_titanic.php

    Dunno why they chose that location, specifically.

    Dave - yeah, too many differences to sit well with my prop geek mentality. I'd also love to own an accurate JP version, but they are so scarce now and when they do become available, it's hard to justify the hugely inflated prices. I think they were $200 when they were available from JP's - that would have been an acceptable price I guess, but 4, 5...it's a lot to pay for a piece of fake jewelry...
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    Jan 3, 2008, 3:38 PM - Re: Good Titanic 'Heart of the Ocean' replicas? #15

    Drago! Yes, if you go, please let us know the difference of the two versions!

    I thought the same thing about the pic of the $20 version...

    -- Tim
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    Jan 3, 2008, 4:12 PM - Re: Good Titanic 'Heart of the Ocean' replicas? #16

    Gotta be sure to ask about the size too- most of the replicas are too small.

    -Sarge
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    Jan 3, 2008, 4:23 PM - Re: Good Titanic 'Heart of the Ocean' replicas? #17

    Yeah - according to the JPeterman blurb:

    The deep ocean blue sapphire crystal heart pendant measures 1 3/4" from the top to the bottom of the heart. The substantial mounting is surrounded with more beautiful crystals. The chain is 18" long & composed of brilliant channel set crystals. The clasp is a bar style which is set with two tiny brilliant crystals.
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    Jan 3, 2008, 4:39 PM - Re: Good Titanic 'Heart of the Ocean' replicas? #18

    I have a JPeterman version (my mom bought it in one of shopping stints) I'll see if I can get you some photos of it.

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    Feb 6, 2011, 8:17 PM - Re: Good Titanic 'Heart of the Ocean' replicas? #19

    the j peterman necklace is very nice.
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    Feb 17, 2014, 12:31 PM - Re: Good Titanic 'Heart of the Ocean' replicas? #20

    I have a video on youtube about the J Peterman and almost every other necklace released in 1998.

    The Heart of the Ocean Necklace the Official Reproduction (J Peterman, 1998) - YouTube

    I also have a thread on here about my version of the necklace.

    http://www.therpf.com/f9/titanics-he...ewelry-203649/
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    Feb 17, 2014, 4:48 PM - Re: Good Titanic 'Heart of the Ocean' replicas? #21

    Stauer sells their version, dunno how accurate it is. In belfast at the time my great grandfather was the foreman for the finish woodwork on the titanic, meaning all of the varnished/laquered/oiled woodwork had to pass his inspection. He like the other foremen were offered passage to america for free aboard the titanic, my greatgrandmother turned the trip down as she had a bad feeling "about that boat". Good luck on your quest

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