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Nov 10 Hope Diamond

Harry Winston Presents Hope Diamond to SI

 

Harry Winston Presents Hope Diamond to SI

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Year: 
1958
Month: 
november
Day: 
10
Date: 
Thu, 1955-11-10
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The Hope Diamond is presented to the Smithsonian by Harry Winston, a New York gem merchant. The stone was acquired by Winston in 1949 from the estate of Mrs. Evalyn Walsh McLean, who received it from her husband, Edward B. McLean, in 1911. The diamond's known history dates to 1830 when David Eliason, a noted gem dealer, sold the stone to Henry Thomas Hope.