Where did it come from? Why is it blue? And, most importantly of all: is it cursed??? I’ll be chatting about these questions and more in my upcoming presentation on the Hope Diamond, and you can come along!
The George Washington University Museum recently invited me to be part of their virtual D.C. Mondays series, a program of lunchtime presentations focused on topics of interest in their area. On Monday, May 2, I’ll be sharing “Evalyn Walsh McLean and the Hope Diamond,” a talk focused on one of history’s most fascinating gems.
The owners of the diamond are almost as fascinating as the stone itself. From Louis XIV to Evalyn McLean, I’ll be chatting all about the stories of the diamond’s journey from collection to collection—including the way that Pierre Cartier convinced McLean to finally take the diamond off his hands.
The presentation is a virtual one, free to view on Zoom. You’ll just need to register at the GWU Museum website to get the link. I’d love to see lots of you join me on Monday, May 2, at 12 PM Eastern for the occasion!