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The Hope Diamond

Creator:
Unknown
Title:
The Hope Diamond
Creator:
United States National Museum
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Date:
1974
Notes:
Featured in the "Torch," January 1983. There is a color photograph of the gem in Widder, Robert B. A PICTORAL TREASURY OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, 1966, p. 22.
Summary:
The Hope Diamond, the largest of all blue diamonds, 45.52 carats, exhibited at the National Museum of Natural History. The gem is slightly lopsided, possibly because the bottom of the teardrop shape was cut away so that the original stolen jewel could not be identified. The setting is a circlet of smaller white diamonds on a chain of diamonds.
Contained in:
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 4 Folder January 1983
Restrictions:
No restrictions
Topics:
Hope diamond, Minerals, United States National Museum, Specimens, Gems, Mineralogy
Subjects:
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.), National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Mineral Sciences, United States National Museum Division of Mineralogy and Petrology
Category:
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Form/Genre:
Photographic print, Object
Local Number:
74-6034
Physical Description:
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Full Record:
http://siris-sihistory.si.edu/ipac20/ipac.jsp?&profile=all&source=~!sichronology&uri=full=3100001~!8819~!0#focus
The Hope Diamond, by Unknown, 1974, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 74-6034.

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