Mystery Of The Hope Diamond
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From the secret diamond mines of Ancient India, to the royal courts of Europe, this is the epic story of the Hope Diamond, the world’s most mysterious and coveted gem. Allegedly a curse to those who own it, the diamond has inspired centuries of superstition and passion, this documentary showcases a major scientific exploration into its unique and bizarre nature.
We travel along the mystical Krishna River in search of the mines where the Hope was first uncovered, and reveal how the diamond was created over a billion years ago in Earth’s fiery mantle. Said to be stolen from a Hindu idol in Golconda centuries after its discovery, an alleged curse travelled with the Hope Diamond as it crossed oceans and fell into the possession of Europe’s ruling classes, banking heir Henry Philip Hope, through to its final owner, American society darling Evalyn Walsh McLean.
We put it to a statistical test to find out once and for all if it has brought untimely death and destruction to those who have owned it. Or if its dark legacy is the result of the human desire for myth and magic.