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Henry Philip Hope – Mystery of the Hope Diamond

Hi all,

I was researching a bit more on the Hope line from Scotland and uncovered some interesting facts and circumstances surrounding the Hope Diamond and Henry Philip Hope who came into possession of the diamond in the 1800’s after it’s disappearance from King Louis the XVI during the French Revolution. There is a fascinating Smithsonian documentary, Mystery of the Hope Diamond which unravels the diamonds origins, travels and alleged curse…

Mystery of the Hope Diamond (Smithsonian Channel Documentary)

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THE FAMOUS AND INFAMOUS JEWELLERY COLLECTIONS OF HENRY PHILIP HOPE

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Henry Philip Hope (Hope Diamond) Smithsonian

Henry Philip Hope (1774-1839) brother of Thomas Hope, was a wealthy British banker with an affinity for fine art and precious gems. An 1839 catalogue of his gem collection mentions a large blue diamond weighing 45.5 carats. The diamond would take his name, becoming known as “Hope’s Diamond” or the “Hope Diamond.”

Mystery of the Hope Diamond (Smithsonian Channel Documentary)

Thanks for taking a look…

Mike-Hope

Check out more on the Hope’s Ancestry on the main page

“Yet my Hope is unbroken”

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Hope’s of Craighall Scotland- family Ancestry

Here is a link I came across to Craighall. It has a very interesting account of the history of the Hopes and thought you might like to take a look if you haven’t seen it already.

All the very best,

Mike Hope.

http://www.ajbhope.net/11-craighall-castle-fife-scot/

To see more about the Hope Ancestry and History of the Hope’s of Scotland check the updated main page:

The Hope’s of Scotland – Origin

Thanks,

Mike Hope

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