Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Long Journey of "The Hope Diamond"

The long Journey of the Hope Diamond is full of twist and turns, but somehow managed to escape her cruel destiny. The National Geographic Channel dedicated an hour long history revelation that will be aired on Christmas Eve Dec. 24, 2010 at 9:00 P.M.

Over three hundred years ago, a fabulous diamond was discovered. At the time, it was the biggest blue diamond that had ever been found. Amidst the turmoil of the French Revolution, it vanished in one of the biggest heists of all time. Some believe perhaps this gem became the fateful Hope Diamond. Learn more about the history of rare jewels.

Read more: http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/episode/secrets-of-the-hope-diamond-4653/Overview#tab-facts#ixzz18mJEb2ub

Lucky Girl: Model Hilary Rhoda got to wear the Hope.


WEIGHT: 45.52 carats
DIMENSIONS: Length 25.60 mm
Width 21.78 mm
Depth 12.00 mm
CUT: Cushion antique brilliant with a faceted girdle and extra facets on the pavilion.
CLARITY: VS1. Whitish graining is present.
COLOR: Fancy dark grayish-blue

Happy Holidays!

By: Debbie P.
My Life is Beautiful

Sources: Encyclopedia Smithsonian
National Geographic Website
SmithsonianMag Website

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