Wednesday, February 4, 2009

The Blue Hope Diamond (Part 1)

What is 'The Hope Blue Diamond'? The Hope Diamond is the world’s largest deep blue diamond. It was formed deep in the Earth’s core over a billion years ago. It was brought to the surface by a diamond-bearing volcanic shaft in India. Since its discovery in the early 1600s, it has crossed oceans and continents, and passed through the hands of kings and commoners. It has a notorious past, having been sold, stolen, recovered and re-cut from the French Blue diamond once owned by the French Royal Treasury.

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