Hope

$600.00

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45.52 carats
78.4 carats
25.60 x 21.78 x 12.00 mm
Blue
68.9 carats (cut from the French Blue diamond)
Golconda, India
Cut early 1800’s
Smithsonian
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Description

There is so much information on the internet that it won’t be repeated here.  However, the data used to create the replica comes directly from the diamond as the Smithsonian unset it so I could take pictures and measurements for a Discovery Channel program (this research is described at http://museumdiamonds.com/~scottsuc/index.php/hope-diamond.html).  At one point, we were running behind in the filming and I was directed to take the diamond into the vault, and “we’ll see you in 30 minutes”.  Being all alone with the unset Hope diamond, the Blue Heart diamond, and Napoleon’s Necklace was certainly a once-in-a lifetime experience.


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