New Setting for the Hope Diamond to be Displayed in April 2010 at Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History : Own your own Hope Diamond!

The new setting for the Hope Diamond was recently revealed, and you can see the picture of the Hope Diamond below. The gorgeous gem (donated to the museum in 1958) will be on display with its new look in April 2010 at the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. The diamond setting for the hope diamond was designed by Harry Winston Inc.

“To mark the 50th anniversary of the world’s most famous diamond being donated to the Smithsonian Institution, Smithsonian Channel invited the American public to cast their vote on a new commemorative setting for the Hope Diamond, from three designs created by Harry Winston Inc. Now, with over 100,000 total votes being cast over the last month on smithsonianchannel.com, the winning setting has been chosen and will be revealed September 23 at the Smithsonian’s National History Museum today in Washington, D.C. ”

For the first time in 50 years, the Hope Diamond was naked for a while. That’s right, a nude diamond! It needed some haute couture, which is why Harry Winston had to go to town.

What is the Hope Diamond? Found in India, it is a large deep-blue diamond of 45.52 carts.  Sometimes the Hope Diamond is compared to a sapphire.

The Hope Diamond is rumored to be cursed. But the chances are slim. Even so, even if you COULD wear the hope diamond, would you really want to take that chance?

Well, I’ve got some sapphire and topaz rings for you, because I just don’t see any blue diamond rings I like! Scroll down to see them!

New Setting for Hope Diamond

New Setting for Hope Diamond

The Hope Diamond in the setting it's had for a long time!

The Hope Diamond in the setting it's had for a long time!

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London Blue & Sky Blue Topaz Sterling Silver Ring

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Blue Topaz and Diamond White Gold Fashion Ring

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Stefy - Topaz and Diamonds Yellow Gold Ring

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Aquamarine, Sapphire and Diamond 14K White Gold Ring

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Sky Blue Topaz & Black Sapphire Sterling Silver Ring

Sky Blue Topaz Ring from Ice

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