Cousin Of The Hope Diamond Up For Auction Later This Month In London

If you’ve got a quarter-million dollars lying around and a hankering to feel like a Gilded Age baron, have we got the gemstone for you.

The Hope Spinel, a 50.13-carat spinel gem once belonging to banker Henry Philip Hope, is up for auction later this month. Hope’s vast collection contained some 700 gems before his death in 1939, including the famous Hope Diamond, now at the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C.

The spinel hasn’t been available for 98 years, and will be sold during the Bonhams London Fine Jewellery sale later this month for an estimated $240,000 to read more >>>

Source : HuffingtonPost.Com

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