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Learn the history and facts about the legendary Hope Diamond.

Hope Diamond - Smithsonian Education


History of the Hope Diamond · Spiders in Space. ShareThis. The Smithsonian is home to the 45.52-carat Hope Diamond, the world's largest deep blue diamond.

The Quick 10: 10 Victims of the Hope Diamond Curse | Mental Floss


Sep 11, 2008 ... On this day in 1792, the Hope Diamond was stolen from the house that ... precursor to several large diamonds, including the Hope Diamond. ... 6 Incredible True Stories from American History That Should Be Made Into Movies.

Secrets to the Hope Diamond Curse | Exploring Lifes Mysteries


Nov 5, 2015 ... Formed in the depths of the Earth more than 1.1 billion years ago, the Hope Diamond is a 45.52 carat diamond that has made history for many ...

The Hope Diamond | Travel | Smithsonian


Compared with its geologic history, the diamond's history as an object of human ... In the past, when the Hope Diamond was kept at the end of the exhibition, ...

Is the Hope Diamond Cursed? - 20th Century History - About.com


Mademoiselle Ledue, an actress in the Folies Bergere, who was lent the Hope Diamond by Russian Prince Kanitovsky and was subsequently shot by him the ...

The Hope Diamond | Naturally Colored - Colored Diamonds


Part of the stone's charm is not just its undeniable beauty, but also the mystery its history is shrouded in. Is the Hope Diamond actually cursed? Or are the ...

The Hope Diamond - The World of Famous Diamonds


The 45.52 carat steel blue Hope Diamond was found in India back in remote .... a Discovery Channel television special "Unsolved History: The Hope Diamond.

Treasures of the World | Hope Diamond - PBS


illustration of Hope Diamond in early setting. Although Evalyn is enticed by the long and varied history of the Hope Diamond, her husband Ned is of a more ...

Hope Diamond Timeline - PBS


A large blue diamond, now called the "Hope Diamond," appears in the gem catalogue of Henry Philip Hope, but no history of the stone is presented.

Hope Diamond
The Hope Diamond is one of the most famous jewels in the world, with ownership records dating back almost four centuries. Its much-admired rare blue color is ... More »
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Hope Diamond - Department of Mineral Sciences - Smithsonian ...


Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History ... Over 100 million visitors have experienced the beauty of the Hope Diamond since Harry Winston donated it ...

Mystery of the Hope Diamond Curse - Live Science


Apr 30, 2014 ... The Hope Diamond is one of the most spectacular gems in the world, but ... A long history of blood, theft, intrigue, loss of empire, loss of life and ...

Mystery of the Hope Diamond | Smithsonian Channel


Why has the Hope Diamond inspired superstition, passion and interest? ... We uncover the science and secrets of history's most famous jewel by visiting different ...