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The Hope Diamond goes naked

Posted by Rachel Leigh - email

WASHINGTON (WFLX) - It may be the most famous jewel in the world, and now those who visit it will have a chance to see the Hope Diamond in a whole new way -- naked.

For the first time, Washington's Smithsonian Institution has removed the Hope Diamond from its original platinum setting so that the public can marvel over all 45.5 carats of the blue gem.

The stories make the 350-year-old stone even more valuable. It's been the property of kings and wealthy heiresses. As for now, it's said to be, priceless.

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