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!
On this day in 1887, one of the most important jewelry collectors in American history was born. Marjorie Merriweather Post, heiress to a cereal fortune, absolutely loved collecting and wearing jewelry, including pieces with royal provenance. Today, we’ve got a look at six of these pieces, all of which reside today in a pair of American museums.
As many around the world celebrate Halloween this weekend, it’s time once again to turn to one of the most chilling gemstones of all: the Hope Diamond. Today, we’re looking closely at the years when Evalyn Walsh McLean owned the diamond, to try to answer a lingering question: did the gemstone really bring the family bad luck?