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Hope Diamond mounted in a spiderweb in a rose bush for the Rand Easter Show in South Africa in 1965
1965
The Hope Diamond traveled to Johannesburg, South Africa for the Rand Easter Show
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The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City
1982
The Hope Diamond was displayed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York for the 50th Anniversary of Harry Winston, Inc.
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The Harry Winston Gallery in the Janet Annenberg Hooker Hall of Geology, Gems & Minerals at the National Museum of Natural History
1997
The Hope Diamond was put on display in the new Harry Winston Gallery at the National Museum of Natural History
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1982
At the Metropolitan Museum of Art

In November 1982, Ronald Winston, son of Harry Winston, hosted 1,200 guests in the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Engelhard Court. (Kurin 2006) For the glittering gala, the Hope Diamond was reunited with the Star of the East (a 94.80-carat pear-shaped diamond previously owned by Evalyn Walsh McLean) and the Idol’s Eye (a 70.21-carat rounded pear-shape diamond exhibited at the Rand Easter Show in 1965).

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The Hope Diamond in its modern setting. The setting was designed by Cartier prior to the sale of the Hope to Evalyn Walsh McLean in 1912.
A pendant featuring the Star of the East Diamond, a 94.80-carat diamond once owned by Evalyn Walsh McLean
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City
Timeline adapted from Post and Farges 2014 and sources therein. Updated 23 October 2017.

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