Synopsis by Jason Buchanan
The curse of a legendary 45-carat gemstone rumored to have been purchased by a French Merchant in the 1600s after being cut from a larger stone that formed the eye of a Hindu idol is explored in a time-traveling documentary that seeks to reveal the truth behind the menacing mystery of the Hope Diamond. Could it be that the most valuable diamond in the world really suffers from a curse that strikes down all who would come into possession of it? Though a number of strange occurrences have been attributed to its mysterious powers in the centuries since its appearance, any hard evidence linking it to tragedy has yet to be officially proven. Now viewers who wish to explore the fantastic tales surrounding the Hope Diamond can do so in the safety of their own living rooms without fear of supernatural repercussions in this documentary that originally aired as part of A&E's popular Ancient Mysteries series.