The 45.52-carat blue Hope Diamond to go on display at the National Gem Collection museum

What do you do with excess jewelry that you acquire selling fine jewelry and timepiece designs? You take the charitable road to make the less privileged’s life a bit better! That’s what Harry Winston did a good fifty years ago when they donated the 45.52-carat blue Hope Diamond to the Smithsonian Institution that eventually helped the founding of the National Gem Collection. And the diamond set in a stunning necklace designed for the temporary exhibit will go on display. Called the “Embracing Hope,” the stone is designed alongside 340 baguette diamonds, all set in platinum by eight master jewelers.

The exhibition will be followed by a documentary depicting the making of the necklace and the photo shoot for the museum of model Hilary Rhoda.
Thanks Laura Greenberg

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