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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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2017
The Hope Diamond today

Today, the Hope Diamond remains one of the most popular objects at the Smithsonian, attracting millions of visitors every year. Even now, the Hope retains much of its mystery, and Smithsonain scientists continue to study it to better understand its eventful history and rare beauty.

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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.
The Hope Diamond mounted in a time-of-flight secondary ion mass spectrometer at the Smithsonian
Timeline adapted from Post and Farges 2014 and sources therein. Updated 23 October 2017.

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