The Mysterious Hope Diamond, Pt. 2


Evalyn Walsh McLean, shown wearing the Hope Diamond. Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington/Public domain

The Hope Diamond is well traveled, but is it cursed? Does it have mystical powers? Why does it glow red after exposure to UV light? Analysis of the curse stories and chemical composition of the gem yield interesting results.

Topics in this Podcast: U.S. history, American history, Hope Diamond, European history, diamonds