How did the Hope diamond get its name?

Answer One of the most famous blue diamonds in the world, the Hope diamond also has a very famous history. Brought from India to Europe in the 1600s, the diamond did not not earn its present name until th... Read More »

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How old is the Hope Diamond?

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 »

Where is the Hope diamond located now?

The Hope Diamond is on display in the Smithsonian Natural History Museum located in Washington D.C. The diamond is 45.52 carats and is surrounded by 16 pear and cushion cut diamonds. It was donated... Read More »

Is the Hope Diamond a mineral?

The Hope Diamond is a mineral. All diamonds are minerals (defined as crystalline substances formed by geological processes). The Hope Diamond is a 45.52-carat blue diamond that is now in the care o... Read More »

How many carats is the Hope Diamond?

The Hope Diamond originally weighed 112 3/16 carats. Through hundreds of years and various owners it was re-cut several times until it reached its current size, which was thought to be 44.5 carats.... Read More »