Hope diamond goes on display in New York
The Hope Diamond is being displayed in New York with its new adornment of a chain of gems.
Complete with a new setting entitled Embracing Hope, the precious stone is exhibited to the public at the city's National Museum of Natural History.
The jewel's new chain is made up of 340 individual baguette diamonds and was crafted as part of the anniversary of the donation of the Hope to the Smithsonian Institution by renowned jeweller Harry Winston, as well as the centenary of the museum.
Viewed by some seven million people annually, the rare blue stone will be showcased with its new setting for one years before being refitted into its original encasement.
A jewel sold by Harry Winston 60 years ago has recently changed hands at auction, with British investor Laurence Graff making a winning offer of £29 million for the rare 'fancy intense pink' diamond, establishing its title as the most expensive ever to have been bid on.
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