The Curse Of The Hope Diamond
It's the most famous, most notorious, and perhaps most valuable gem in the world. One billion years old, The Hope Diamond possesses a deep blue color extremely rare, a 300 year history stranger than fiction and some believe a legendary curse of violent deaths and disasters for those who wear it.
Was it plucked from the eye of a Hindu idol? Did Marie Antoinette wear it prior to her walk to the guillotine? Why did famed jeweler Pierre Cartier play up the curse to make a sale?
The Hope Diamond, the "Diamond of Disaster", claims no more victims from its high security vault at the Smithsonian Institution. But its dazzling beauty still casts a spell on more people every year than any other museum piece on earth.