- Mystery & Conspiracy
- Narrated by: Ellouise Rothwell
- Length: 7 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 17-09-09
- Language: English
- Publisher: iMinds
Originally 115 carats, the Hope Diamond was discovered in India by the French merchant-traveler Jean Tavernier in the 1660s. Born in 1605, Tavernier was apprenticed to a jeweler at a young age. Later in life, between 1631 and 1638, he made six trips to India to obtain and trade diamonds. He was reputed to have discovered the Hope Diamond in the forehead of a statue of the Hindu goddess Sita in a temple. His alleged theft of the diamond spawned the famed story of the "curse".
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Customer ReviewsMost Helpful
By SaxonSpirit56 on 04-09-15
A Sparkling Story
If you could sum up Hope Diamond in three words, what would they be?
A Jewellers Nightmare
What was one of the most memorable moments of Hope Diamond?
The sale to its first private owner
What about Ellouise Rothwell’s performance did you like?
Clearly Narrated though the background music was a little distracting
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
As a short story version of a well know tale it was all very interesting
Any additional comments?
This Short story is a very good introduction to a well known mystery.