The Hope Diamond is renowned for its rare color and rich history. It was formed more than a billion years ago at a depth of about 150 km. The diamond was brought to the earth’s surface by a volcanic eruption. The rare blue color of the jewel is attributed to light interaction with an impurity in the diamond’s atomic structure. As the diamond grew, a few atoms of boron entered the crystal structure and substituted for some of the carbon atoms. In 1668, a French gem merchant, Jean Baptiste…

The Hope Diamond - photo by Chip Clark // putting this in 'Clothing and Accessories' I thought might be a bit pretentious.

Perhaps one of the most well-known diamonds in the world, The Hope Diamond has a long, and supposedly cursed history. It was first owned by King Louis XIV of France in 1668, before it was stolen and later appeared in the English royal court. The 45.52-carat blue diamond now resides in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C.   - Veranda.com

13 Of The Most Famous Jewels In The World

The Hope Diamond. The blue diamond now resides in the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.

The Hope Diamond

The Hope is a diamond that’s believed to be cursed, despite its positive moniker I saw this at the Smithsonian .

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The Hope Diamond is the most famous diamond in the world. It is an extraordinary deep blue color and weighs carats. The Hope Diamond is part of the gemological collection and is on display at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC.

The Hope Diamond - formerly one of the crown jewels of France, having at one time adorned King Louis XIVs Order of the Golden Fleece as well as being used in other pieces from time to time.  It was looted during the revolution and re-cut.

The Hope Diamond - formerly one of the crown jewels of France, having at one time adorned King Louis XIVs Order of the Golden Fleece as well as being used in other pieces from time to time. It was looted during the revolution and re-cut.

Hope Diamond: The Hope Diamiond is the previous record holder for being the largest faceted diamond and is probably the most well known and historically interesting of all diamonds. A 67.125 ct stone cut by King Louis XIV of France. Long history, but was at  one point stolen from Marie Antoinette.

The Hope Diamond “Le bleu de France” or “Le Bijou du Roi” It is said that this diamond is cursed!

The Hope Diamond! Museum of Natural History, Washington D.C.

The weight of the Hope diamond for many years was reported to be 44.5 carats. In 1974 it was removed from its setting and found actually to weigh 45.52 carats. It is classified as a type IIb diamond, which are semiconductive and usually phosphoresce. The Hope diamond phosphoresces a strong red color, which will last for several seconds after exposure to short wave ultra-violet light. The diamond's blue coloration is attributed…

The Hope Diamond! Museum of Natural History, Washington D. The weight of the Hope diamond for many years was reported to be carats. In 1974 it was removed from its setting and found actually to weigh carats. It is classified as a type IIb diamond,

Pierres de légende: le Hope Diamond, le Star of the East et le McLean http://www.vogue.fr/joaillerie/a-voir/diaporama/joaillerie-huit-pierres-celebres-hope-diamond-star-of-the-east-taylor-burton-diamond-winston-legacy-diamond-diamant-wittelsbach/15513/image/864939

Pierres précieuses de légende

Diamonds stones Hope Diamond Star of the East Taylor Burton Diamond Winston Legacy Diamond diamant Wittelsbach

le bleu de france

The Hope Diamond's new, but temporary, setting is called "Embracing Hope", & was designed by Harry Winston Inc. to commemorate the anniversary of the company's donation of the gem to the Smithsonian Institution. The setting took 8 months to create

Idols eye

The Hope Diamond once worn by Marie - Antoinette of France and Elizabeth Taylor

The Hope Pearl is one of the most famous salt water pearls. It is so named because it was owned my Henry Philip Hope, who is also recognized for owning the Hope Diamond. This pearl is gold and white and weighs 1,800 grains. It is currently residing in the British Museum of Natural History.

The Hope Pearl is one of the most famous salt water pearls. It is named after its owner Henry Philip Hope, who is also recognized for owning the Hope Diamond. This pearl is gold and white and weighs grains. British Museum of Natural History.

The Hope Diamond, which was cut from the Royal French Blue, part of the French Crown Jewels. French Crown Jewels - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Hope Diamond, which was cut from the Royal French Blue, part of the French Crown Jewels. French Crown Jewels - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hope Diamond Pendant

Hope Diamond Pendant

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