ohhhh ahhhhhhh thats pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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.
it was a hindu idol . . . well known for their glowing eyes.
Oh, WOW, that is one pretty diamond. I honestly didn't think diamonds could get that big and look so perfect, too.
I saw this diamond about 10 years ago. Too bad I was too young to really remember it.
I'm sure it was extremely beautiful though, dispite the fact you can't remember
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.
Here is the history of the Hope Diamond. I've seen it a couple of times and it's not that impressive in person, I guess due to all of the hype.
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.
You're obviously a high maintenance lady Evo!
:rofl: No kidding. If you can't impress a lady with the Hope Diamond...
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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