Hope Diamond on sale?!

Andrea Divirgilio / March 25, 2006

hope diamond auctionThis just came in via a tip from one of our readers that the notorious “Hope Diamond” is going to soon be offered at an auction soon. The Hope Diamond is the world’s largest deep blue diamond that is more than a billion years old. The diamond weighing 45.52 carats was donated by Harry Winston in 1958 to the Smithsonian museum before changing many hands including King Louis XIV of France. Bidding is supposed to start at over $30 million and could possibly reach over $100 million. (Keep those tips coming in!)

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