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The Hope Diamond—America's Crown Jewel

Lecture no. 21 from the course: Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History

The Hope Diamond—America's Crown Jewel

Taught by Professor Richard Kurin | 31 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online History Courses

Follow the saga of the Hope Diamond, which has led a storied career since it was mined in India in the 1600s. Learn about its alleged curse and the unusual way it arrived at the Smithsonian in 1958, where it has remained a perennially popular exhibit.

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