Famous Diamond: The Hope Diamond June 1, 2018 – Posted in: Our Blog
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Famous Stones Report
Few stones come with as much “story” as this world famous diamond! Going back centuries, its murky origin story leads to an Indian temple and its rumoured theft. A “curse” – and the “required” accompanying deaths – has followed through its chain of ownership that includes European royalty. The adventures have long since ceased, and it has quietly resided at Washington’s National Museum of Natural History since 1958.
The GIA (Gemological Institute of America) labels it “fancy dark grayish blue”, and it is a most impressive 45.52 carats (9.104 g) in weight. With a cushion antique brilliant cut, it is valued at $250 million … or more!