The Hope Diamond—America's Crown Jewel
Lecture no. 21 from the course: Experiencing America: A Smithsonian Tour through American History
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.