A Few Interesting Facts About the Hope Diamond

A Few Interesting Facts About the Hope Diamond

The Hope diamond is one of the most famous diamonds to be ever found in the crust of the Earth. Expert diamond cutters claim that the formation process of this famous diamond happened approximately 1.1 billion years ago. They also believe that the Hope diamond was mined from a mine, which was located in India.

The Hope diamond was originally embedded in a type of ingenious rock called as kimberlite. The presence of boron within Hope diamond ring is responsible for its characteristic blue color. The total carat size of the Hope diamond is estimated to be around 112 at the time of discovery.

Several diamond ring collectors and cutters claim that the Hope diamond is a cursed diamond. In fact, there is a common misconception that the stone will kill the ones who own or even touch it. However, King Louis XIV who was the first king to own the diamond did not suffer any sort of misfortunes.

Upon the death of the king, the Hope diamond was passed on to King Louis XVI, who and his wife were guillotined or beheaded during the French Revolution. The Hope diamond is currently placed at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History.

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