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Hope Diamond

The Legendary History of a Cursed Gem

Hope Diamond( )
Author: Kurin, Richard
Foreword by: Skorton, David J.
ISBN:978-1-58834-418-2
Publication Date:Feb 2017
Publisher:Smithsonian Institution Scholarly Press
Imprint:Smithsonian Books
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $15.95
Book Description:

Since its discovery in seventeenth-century India, the Hope diamond, a glimmering deep blue gem weighing over 45 carats, has been shrouded in mystery and steeped in intrigue. In this groundbreaking work, Dr. Richard Kurin goes beyond the speculation to reveal the truth behind a legendary stone.Kurin, a cultural anthropologist, spent more than a decade on the trail of the legendary gem. But the 'curse' that surrounds it, which Kurin puts to rest once and for all, is only one small piece...
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Book Details
Pages:400
Detailed Subjects: Nature / Rocks & Minerals
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):5.967 x 8.814 x 0.975 Inches
Book Weight:0.972 Pounds



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