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The Hope Diamond

The Hope Diamond
United States National Museum
Data Source:
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
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.
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.
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Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 4 Folder January 1983
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Hope diamond, Minerals, United States National Museum, Specimens, Gems, Mineralogy
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
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Photographic print, Object
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Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
Full Record:!sichronology&uri=full=3100001~!8819~!0#focus
The Hope Diamond, by Unknown, 1974, Smithsonian Archives - History Div, 74-6034.

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