The Sun King's blue diamond, a rediscovered masterpiece

Discovered in India in the 17th century, the original blue diamond weighed in at a hefty 115 carats, was cut for King Louis XIV of France, stolen during the French Revolution, and then recut as the Hope Diamond. From India to France, from England to America, the story of this diamond is a narrative of ownership and conquest, art and science, myths and facts…

Conversation held by:
François Farges, Mineralogist, Professor at the National Museum of Natural History, honorary Member of the University Institute of France and of Stanford University
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Marie-Laure Cassius-Duranton, Gemologist, Art Historian and Professor at L'ECOLE –The School of Jewelry Arts.