[Video] Secrets of the French Blue Diamond

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, facts and myths.

Secrets of the French Blue Diamond

This Talk is live directly from inside the museum in the "Gems" exhibition in the Grand Gallery of Evolution.

In partnership with Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle.