The hope diamond curse story is in some ways a morality fable about the cardinal sin of greed the original thief, according to legend, died a slow and painful death, while the later owners, oblivious to the curse until it was too late, suffered as well. In a book about hope diamond, susanne patch says that it was possibly pierre cartier who started the whole curse concept the argument patch provides is that the idea of a curse attached to the hope diamond actually surfaced in twentieth century 15 evalyn walsh mclean eventually bought the diamond after cartier had reset the diamond on a new mount. Home essays the curse of the hope diamond the curse of the hope diamond topics: hope diamond , louis xvi of france , louis xiv of france pages: 6 (2334 words) published: april 16, 2008. Francis hope eventually died in poverty, and some believe that this was because of the hope diamond's curse the american socialite in 1911, the diamond was purchased by a young american socialite heiress named evalyn walsh mclean who bought the hope diamond from cartier for us$185,000.
The hope diamond exchanged hands a few times before american jeweler pierre cartier obtained it, and again the curse skipped him in fact, historians suspect cartier embellished some of the curse rumors to entice the diamond's next buyer, the glamorous washington socialite evalyn walsh mclean, who became the modern poster child for the stone's curse. Diamond and accompanying curse next made their way to american financial tycoon ned mclean, who paid the bargain price of $154,000 vincent, his son, soon succumbed in a car crash, and a daughter died from a drug overdoes. The curse of the hope diamond diamonds have been a source of wealth and dispute for centuries when humankind first discovered the diamond is not known (ecp 685) diamonds were originally mined from riverbeds in india, and through trade-routes, diamonds reached the kingdoms and empires of europe and asia. The hope diamond: 13 victims of the hope diamond curse by zack walkter january 9, 2018, 6:22 pm on september 11, 1792, the hope diamond was stolen from the house that stored the crown jewels.
The hope diamond continued its curse the family fortunes declined rapidly, and one grandson died penniless before another heir finally sold the curse stone for the next 16 years, the hope diamond continued to cause grief. Hope died in 1839 (another victim of the curse), and the diamond was inherited by his nephew, henry thomas hope over the years, the hope diamond was passed on, until in 1901 it was sold by lord francis hope, to pay off his gambling debts. This must be one of the most famous gemstones in the world the notoriously cursed hope diamond the 4552 carat deep blue diamond passed through my family's hands in the early 20th century when pierre cartier (pictured right) bought it to sell in his newly opened american branch of cartier and made it into a necklace. Meriden, ct - the castle craig players, based at the almira f stephan memorial playhouse in meriden, is presenting a very funny audience participation murder mystery titled 'the curse of the.
For english class i realise i used video from the smithsonian channel 0:00 to 1:25 is their work and i do not take credit for any of that. It was said that a curse rested on the diamond, for a thief was reputed to have stolen the diamond from the eye of a statue of the hindu goddess sita, wife of rama however, this is unproven a french merchant-traveler named jean-baptiste tavernier obtained the stone and he brought it to paris which was the first known precursor to the hope. Selim habib purchased the hope diamond from the faltering joseph frankel's sons & co habib's later misfortunes fueled a growing myth about a curse on the hope diamond read more 1910.
She relished tales of the hope diamond curse, even thought they were unfounded, as it pleased her to own such a notorious gem she was rumored to keep the stone within the cushions of her sofa as a hiding place. Drama-documentary about the legendary blue diamond this part of the film depicts the life of heiress and owner of the hope diamond, evalyn walsh mclean. She quickly got rid of the hope diamond after the family's newspaper went bankrupt and her daughter died of an overdose later, her grandson died in the vietnam war, though mclean maintains she never believed in the curse.
Whatever the motive for popularizing the hope diamond as cursed, the diamond soon took center stage and became the best known cursed diamond in the world since the 1900s, plenty of stories about the diamond and its victims have circulated. The hope blue diamond is one of the most well-documented blue diamonds in the world this breathtaking blue diamond is 4552 carats and is classified as a type llb diamond to many this stone is a cursed item, to us however it is a truly remarkable piece of art and history. The curse of the hope diamond will captivate you with the wonderful tails that have made this diamond the most popular gem in the world --robert p fahringer, producer/director about the actor. The naming of the hope diamond the 4554 carat blue diamond was eventually sold by eliason to a london banker named thomas hope the price paid for the stone is uncertain but is believed to be either $65,000 or $90,000.