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Hope Diamond

The Hope Diamond is one of the world's most famous gems - renowned for its nearly flawless clarity, rare deep blue color, and eventful history. It is surrounded by 16 white diamonds and suspended from a platinum chain bearing 46 more diamonds. This photograph was taken while the Hope was out of its current mounting. For more detailed information please see "The Hope Diamond" in the "Gems and Minerals" section of the Dynamic Earth.

Image Number: Tino Hammid
Catalog Number: G3551
Weight: 45.52 carats
Gift: Harry Winston, Inc. , 1958
Locality: Golconda Mine , India

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