25 May 2024
The cursed diamond in the American museum 2

The cursed diamond in the American museum 2

Many wearers of the Hope diamond have met tragic ends, from kings and princes to gem collectors.

Today, visitors to the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, are eager to see the display of the diamond called Hope.

This is the most famous diamond for centuries, with a past filled with legend, mystery and horror.

The pendant surrounding the Hope diamond is 16 white diamonds.

The story of Hope began when French merchant, Jean Baptiste Tavernier, purchased a diamond weighing more than 112 carats.

However, others say that the diamond was stolen by Tavernier from a temple in India.

The cursed diamond in the American museum

The cursed diamond in the American museum

The Hope Diamond is displayed in a museum in the US.

In 1668, Tavernier sold this `excellent product` to King Louis XIV along with 14 other large and small diamonds, according to Siedu.

The cursed diamond in the American museum

Evalyn Walsh McLean, one of the people believed to be a victim of the Hope Diamond curse.

The next victim was Nicholas Fouquet, a courtier of Louis XIV.

In 1791, when Louis XVI and queen Marie Antoinette fled France, the jewel was kept by the French Royal Treasury and transferred to the provisional government.

The queen’s close friend, Princess Marie Louise of Savoy, who also wore this diamond, was brutally murdered.

The cursed diamond in the American museum

The Hope exhibit is the place where many visitors stop and look the longest when coming to the museum.

In 1812, a blue diamond weighing more than 40 carats appeared in London.

Henry also died that same year, and after much litigation, the diamond came into the possession of Henry’s nephew.

The diamond later fell into the hands of Russian prince Ivan Kanitovsky.

Later, Wilhelm Fals, a Dutch jeweler, cut Hope again.

And the next 3 owners of the diamond did not have a better ending.

Since being donated to the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC, in November 1958, the Hope diamond seems to have `settled in` and not caused any further woes to the people.

The U.S. National Museum of Natural History is a natural history museum managed by the Smithsonian Institution, located on the National Mall in Washington, D.C.

Visitors are free to visit the museum, which is open 264 days a year.

The current Hope diamond weighs 45.52 carats, is 25.6 mm long, 21.78 mm wide, and 12 mm deep.

Mr. Minh

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