Hope Diamond Collector Barbie
Sale Price (non-members): $69.99
Sale Price (members): $62.99
Original Price: $89.95
Our gift to you with your Hope Diamond Barbie purchase! The 92-page book Blue Mystery: The Story of the Hope Diamond by Susanne Steinem Patch.
Collect this glamorous limited edition Hope Diamond Collector Barbie, modeled in spirit after the extravagant socialite who always accessorized her Paris frocks with her Hope Diamond. This striking redhead wears her replica Hope Diamond (the original 45.52-carat is displayed in our Natural History Museum’s Harry Winston Gallery) with an alluring fishtail gown with short sculpted sleeves, long white gloves and matching bracelet and earrings. Doll cannot stand alone. Plastic. 12.25"h.
Gems accumulate history. The very stone that once adorned a king or queen might today be set in someone’s cocktail ring. (The history of the Hope Diamond includes a stint in the French Crown Jewels, a daring theft, two recuttings, and purchase by an English king.) The astonishing replica collections presented on these next pages—a mere sampling of the extraordinary holdings in our National Museum of Natural History’s National Gem Collection—let you dazzle in their reflected glory.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.