The Hope Diamond

ID: 74-6034

Creator: Unknown

Form/Genre: Photographic print

Date: 1970s

Citation: Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 4 Folder January 1983

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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.

Author

Unknown

Subject

  • 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

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.

Contained within

Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 4 Folder January 1983

Contact information

Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu

Date

1974

Restrictions

No restrictions

Topic

  • United States National Museum
  • Gems
  • Mineralogy
  • Hope diamond
  • Minerals
  • Specimens
  • Hope diamond
  • Minerals
  • United States National Museum
  • Specimens
  • Gems
  • Mineralogy

Form/Genre

  • Photographic print
  • Object

ID Number

74-6034

Physical description

Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print

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