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 did the Hope diamond get its name?

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 »

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 stored?

The Hope Diamond is stored at the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C. It is named for Henry T. Hope, who bought it in 1939, after which it was acquired by various individuals.... Read More »

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 »