The Hope Diamond

images for The Hope Diamond
Category
Historic Images of the Smithsonian
Featured in the "Torch," January 1983. There is a color photograph of the gem in Widder, Robert B. A PICTORAL TREASURY OF THE SMITHSONIAN INSTITUTION, 1966, p. 22.
Summary
The Hope Diamond, the largest of all blue diamonds, 45.52 carats, exhibited at the National Museum of Natural History. The gem is slightly lopsided, possibly because the bottom of the teardrop shape was cut away so that the original stolen jewel could not be identified. The setting is a circlet of smaller white diamonds on a chain of diamonds.
Contained within
Smithsonian Institution Archives Record Unit 371 Box 4 Folder January 1983
Contact information
Institutional History Division, Smithsonian Institution Archives, 600 Maryland Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20024-2520, SIHistory@si.edu
Topic
Hope diamond
Minerals
United States National Museum
Specimens
Gems
Mineralogy
Smithsonian Archives - History Div
Restrictions
No restrictions
Author
Unknown
Subject
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.)
National Museum of Natural History (U.S.) Dept. of Mineral Sciences
United States National Museum Division of Mineralogy and Petrology
Physical description
Color: Black and White; Size: 10w x 8h; Type of Image: Object; Medium: Photographic print
1974
Type
Photographic print
Object
Standard number
74-6034