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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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The Hope Diamond in the Embracing Hope necklace. The platinum necklace features 340 baguette diamonds.
2009-2010
The Hope Diamond was exhibited unmounted and then set in a temporary commemorative necklace designed by Harry Winston, Inc. to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Hope Diamond at the Smithsonian.
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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.
2017
The Hope Diamond is on exhibit at the National Museum of Natural History
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2009-2010
Celebrating 50 years at the Smithsonian

In September 2009, the Hope Diamond was removed from its setting and exhibited unmounted for the first time ever. To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Hope Diamond at the Smithsonian, an online contest was used to select a commemorative necklace from one of three designs submitted by Harry Winston, Inc. The winning entry, "Embracing Hope", was designed by Maurice Galli. This modern design consisted of three-dimensional ribbons set with baguette-cut diamonds wrapping the Hope Diamond in an exquisite embrace. The Hope Diamond was set in the Embracing Hope necklace and displayed for over a year before being returned to its original Cartier mounting.

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The Hope Diamond.
The Hope Diamond in the Embracing Hope necklace. The platinum necklace features 340 baguette diamonds.
The public unveiling of the Embracing Hope necklace in 2010
Model Hilary Rhoda wearing the Embracing Hope necklace
Mockups of three new settings for the Hope Diamond designed by Harry Winston, Inc. for the contest celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Hope Diamond at the Smithsonian. The winning entry, Embracing Hope, was displayed at the museum in 2010.
Timeline adapted from Post and Farges 2014 and sources therein. Updated 19 April 2017.

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