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The Hope Diamond Glow

  1. May 4, 2008 #1

    Ivan Seeking

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    http://dsc.discovery.com/news/2008/01/08/hope-diamond.html
     
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  3. May 14, 2008 #2
    ohhhh ahhhhhhh thats pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
     
  4. May 15, 2008 #3
    Here is a strange fact... The hope diamond was plucked from the eye of an ancient hindu idol.
    ooh.. an idol with a glowing red eye.. lol That is one pretty diamond.

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  5. May 16, 2008 #4

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    it was a hindu idol . . . well known for their glowing eyes.
     
  6. May 31, 2008 #5
    Oh, WOW, that is one pretty diamond. I honestly didn't think diamonds could get that big and look so perfect, too.
     
  7. Jun 1, 2008 #6
    I saw this diamond about 10 years ago. Too bad I was too young to really remember it.
     
  8. Jun 2, 2008 #7
    I'm sure it was extremely beautiful though, dispite the fact you can't remember :biggrin:
     
  9. Jun 2, 2008 #8

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    There was NO idol involved, and the stone may have been re-cut several times over the years. I facet stones as a hobby, and re-faceting is a procedure fraught with problems - you always lose mass when trying to re-cut to maximize brilliance or to improve symmetry.
     
  10. Jun 2, 2008 #9

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  11. Jun 3, 2008 #10
    I remember it a little, just not as much as I wish I did. It was behind some showcase. I'm pretty sure I saw it in Washington DC somewhere. Not the Smithsonian.
     
  12. Jun 3, 2008 #11

    Garth

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    You're obviously a high maintenance lady Evo!

    Garth
     
  13. Jun 3, 2008 #12

    Ivan Seeking

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    :rofl: No kidding. If you can't impress a lady with the Hope Diamond...
     
  14. Jun 3, 2008 #13
    It's hard to look impressive behind four-inch thick glass... I remember thinking it looks pretty pedestrian, too--- but I'll bet we'd change our collective tune if we could hold the thing!
     
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