How old is the Hope Diamond?

Answer The Hope Diamond is approximately 342 years old. It began as a 112 3/16-carat gem sold to King Louis XIV of France in 1668. The diamond has been cut again several times over the centuries and is no... Read More »

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Who made the Hope diamond?

The Hope diamond was mined from Kollur mine in India by slaves and sold to Jean Baptiste Tavernier, who was the first to realize it was not a sapphire, but a diamond. The diamond's color, Travernie... Read More »

Who owns the hope diamond?

The Hope Diamond has changed ownership many times. Jewelers, socialites, kings and mistresses have all claimed the stone for themselves throughout its history. The stone is currently owned by the S... Read More »

Who discovered the Hope diamond?

The known history of the Hope diamond (named for later owner Henry Philip Hope) starts with Jean Baptiste Tavernier, a French merchant. Tavernier sold the roughly cut stone and several other diamon... Read More »

Is the Hope Diamond protected?

The Hope Diamond, a 45.52 carat blue diamond, is well protected in a display case at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. The most recent owner, renowned jeweler Harry Wins... Read More »