PacSci-Doku: "Competition For The Hope" Answer

By Dennis Schatz - Senior Vice President for Strategic Programs

The question in this edition is:

What new gemstone will be competition for The Hope Diamond?

The answer: Dom Pedro

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It's a 14-inch tall Washington Monument. It's a 10,363 carat (almost five pounds) aquamarine gemstone - 10 times the size of the next largest aquamarine gemstone. It's named after the first emperor of Brazil, Dom Pedro, and went on permanent display in December less than 30 feet from The Hope Diamond in the National Gem Collection Gallery in the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. Learn more about The Dom Pedro's history and the almost year-long process to go from rough crystal to priceless gemstone.

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