How many carats is the Hope Diamond?

Answer 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 »

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How many karats is the Hope Diamond?

First documented in the 17th century, The Hope Diamond reportedly weighed 112 3/16 carats. From 1812 to 1974, diamond experts thought the Hope Diamond weighed 44.5 carats. However, when removed fro... Read More »

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 »

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 »

Why is the hope diamond blue?

The Hope Diamond, named for 19th century collector Henry Philip Hope, is the largest deep blue diamond in the world. It was donated to the Smithsonian in 1958 and has remained a popular attraction ... Read More »