Hope diamond


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Hope diamond

largest blue diamond known; believed to bring bad luck. [Western Culture: EB, V: 126]
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The Okavango Blue is smaller than the legendary Hope Diamond, the 45.42 carats blue diamond kept at a museum in the United States, the 31.06 carats Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond mined centuries ago in India, later to be part of the European crown jewels as well as the Cullinan Dream, a 24 carat intense blue diamond unearthed in South Africa in 2014.
Tourists hoping to see The Star-Spangled Banner, the Hope Diamond and Harriet Tubman's shawl will find locked doors at all 17 of the District's Smithsonian museums and the National Zoo today.
With a history involving Cecil Rhodes, De Beers, Audrey Hepburn, James Bond, the Hope Diamond, and expropriated tiaras that financed revolutions, their choice is clear--even before they consider the most exotic feature of the diamond market.
Most of the time when people write about the Hope Diamond they start with, "Well it was found in India." Part of the point I always try to make to people is really the story began a lot sooner.
"History's Mysteries: Freaky Phenomena: Curious Clues, Cold Cases, and Puzzles From the Past" is a profusely illustrated compendium of real-life mysteries including: Is there any truth to the legend of Bigfoot?; Why have planes and ships suddenly disappeared in the Bermuda Triangle?; Is there really a lost city of gold in the jungle of Central America?; "History's Mysteries: Freaky Phenomena" covers some of history's most fascinating head-scratching conundrums, including the curse of the Hope Diamond, King Tut's tomb, black holes, the puzzling disappearance of ancient civilizations, cryptic creatures of myth and legend, long-lost treasure, and so much more.
The Hope Diamond For this article, multiple sources have been used but especially the credible Diamonds in the Deccan by S.V.
Culinary speaking, Peru is the hope diamond of Latin America and home to dishes and flavours not found anywhere else.
The most famous blue diamond is the Hope diamond, which was discovered in the mid-1600s in India.
Former Jersey City Deputy Mayor Leona Beldini, who is in her early 80s and danced as "Hope Diamond," performed in a gown and feather boa to raise cash for a non-profit dance company, three years after being released from prison following a bribery conviction.
The Hope Diamond, Cursed Objects, and Unexplained Artifacts.
It has also used historical gemstones, like the Jonker, the Lesotho, the Taylor-Burton, and the legendary Hope Diamond. Its ruby and diamond necklace has 31 rubies and 186 pear-shaped brilliant diamonds, set in platinum and 18K yellow gold.
No doubt that this is because people are a self-interested lot, and while most of us are happy to please the people we love and value, it's hard to extend ourselves to our inconsistent doorman, buy a nice Secret Santa present for mysterious Marv in IT, or go the extra mile for sour Aunt Cynthia, who would be unimpressed if you gave her the Hope Diamond. We want something for our giving, if only recognition; better yet, a decent quid pro quo.