What is the value of the Hope Diamond today?

Answer The Hope Diamond was donated to the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C., and has no published appraisal value, but is believed to be worth $323.3 million. Heiress Evalyn McLean paid $180,000 for it in ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »