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Encyclopedia Smithsonian: Hope Diamond


Learn the history and facts about the legendary Hope Diamond.

Hope Diamond - Smithsonian Education


The Smithsonian is home to the 45.52-carat Hope Diamond, the world's largest ... The necklace is on display at the Smithsonian's Museum of Natural History.

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 stored the crown jewels. It's a pretty fascinating little bauble, if you're the ...

Aiken History - Hope Diamond | Aiken Regional


The Hope Diamond is a 45.52 carat stone shrouded in mystery.

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 Mystery of the Hope Diamond | Smithsonian


The Mystery of the Hope Diamond. The legend is ... Where to See Famous Diamonds. May 31, 2008 .... History; Science & Innovation; Art; Travel; Special Offers ...

Secrets to the Hope Diamond Curse | Exploring Lifes Mysteries


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 reasons. One of ...

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.

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 ...

10 Amazing Facts About the Cursed Hope Diamond - 5-Minute History


Jul 27, 2015 ... Described as "the most famous diamond in the world", to its owners through the centuries, the Hope Diamond has been a blessing and a curse.

Hope Diamond - Wikipedia
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 ...

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, ...