THE HOPE DIAMOND
The Hope Diamond is a 45-carat blue diamond about the size of a walnut.
Blue diamonds are extremely rare. Only about 1 in 100,000 diamonds are brightly colored and blue is one of the rarest colors.
Since 1958, the Hope Diamond has been on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History in Washington, DC.
It has been insured for a value of $250,000,000.