What was the original size of the Hope Diamond?

Answer According to the Smithsonian, the Hope Diamond is thought to originate from the Kollur mine in Golconda, India. Jean Baptiste Tavernier bought the stone and listed the first recorded size of the di... Read More »

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What is the color& size of the Hope Diamond?

The Hope Diamond weighs 45.52 carats, is 25.60 mm long, 21.78 mm wide and12 mm deep. The small amount of boron it contains gives it a blue color, which gemologists classify as fancy dark grayish-bl... 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 »

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 »

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 »