TRACKING THE BLUE DIAMONDONE-OFF
- DIRECTOR : Thierry Piantanida / Stéphane Begoin
- PRODUCER : Gedeon Programmes / Arte / Nat Geo USA / RAI / ERR / ODISEA / Slo TV / STV / Kutlura TV / SBS / Planet Polska / The History Channel UK
- DATE : 2009
- FORMAT : One off, 16/9, HD
- DURATION : 1x52'
Let's unravel the mystery surrounding the world's largest cut blue diamond...
Never before has a diamond had such a complex history: the saga of Louis XIV’s blue diamond, punctuated by passions, intrigues, betrayals and an eery curse, spans three centuries and three continents. The diamond was brought back from India and stolen during the French Revolution. 20 years later, another dazzling, slightly smaller diamond appeared in London – the Hope. Could The Hope, the most famous diamond in the world now exposed at the Smithsonian museum in Washington, be the mythical Blue Diamond of the French Crown, thought to be cursed? Everyone who’s owned the diamond has suffered great hardship, accidents or a violent death. Rumor has it it’s the diamond’s fault – it’s said to carry a curse! Just 50 years ago, it was offered to Smithsonian Museum, which displays the gem as the museum’s centerpiece, like the Mona Lisa at the Louvre. Using the latest software and technologies combined with the ? nest craftwork inherited from the past, scientists will succesfully carry the investigation through to its ? nal revelation. Using the latest software and technologies combined with the ?nest