The Hope Diamond

Hope Diamond Data

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

In the pendant surrounding the Hope diamond are 16 white diamonds, both pear-shapes and cushion cuts. A bail is soldered to the pendant where Mrs. McLean would often attach other diamonds including the McLean diamond and the Star of the East. The necklace chain contains 45 white diamonds.