Best Answer

Harry Winston purchased the Hope Diamond as part of a collection.

According to Wikipedia:

"When Ms. McLean died in 1947, she bequeathed the diamond to her grandchildren through a will which insisted that her former property would remain in the custody of trustees until the eldest child had reached 25 years of age. This requirement would have prevented any sale for the next two decades. However, the trustees gained permission to sell her jewels to settle her debts, and in 1949 sold them to New York diamond merchant Harry Winston. He purchased McLean's 'entire jewelry collection'."

User Avatar

Wiki User

11y ago
This answer is:
User Avatar

Add your answer:

Earn +20 pts
Q: How did Harry Winston get the Hope Diamond in the first place?
Write your answer...
Still have questions?
magnify glass
Continue Learning about Astronomy

Where is the Millennium Star Diamond now?

This diamond was found in 1990 and purchased by DeBeers. DeBeers is a diamond company owed by De Beers Société Anonyme, which was incorporated in Luxumbourg in 2000. Understandably, this stone is kept by the company in a place where its location is not well known. Read more about it, below.

What is the biggest blue diamond in circulation?

"Circulation" in the world of large diamonds is probably a shadowy place, with not much information being available about 'biggest', and especially 'biggest blue' diamond. However, in 2008, the 35.56 carat cushion-shaped gem, The Wittelsbach Diamond, became available at auction and fetched 16.4 million British pounds. You can read more about it, below.

Which is the costliest diamond of the world?

The 'costliest diamond of the world' is measured by the price paid for a diamond. Depending on your particular criteria, there are several examples.When money changes hands to represent the costliest diamond...The JCK Marketplace Web site reports that an 84-carat [faceted] diamond sold for US $16.2 million, at "... $191,980 per carat, the highest price per carat ever paid for a white diamond at auction." This auction took place in 2007.At the same auction..."An extremely rare fancy vivid blue pear-shaped diamond, weighing 4.16 cts. and mounted as a ring, ...sold for $4.7 million. The per-carat price was more than $1.1 million, making it the second highest price per carat paid for a colored diamond at auction."In 2010, Reuters reported that "Petra sets record, sells diamond for $35 million" in its headline for the sale of a 507 carat raw diamond.

Does gravity have an effect on satellites in orbit?

Yes; gravity keeps them in orbit in the first place.Yes; gravity keeps them in orbit in the first place.Yes; gravity keeps them in orbit in the first place.Yes; gravity keeps them in orbit in the first place.

Who was the first spacewalk took place during which mission?


Related questions

When was Winston Place born?

Winston Place was born in 1914.

When did Winston Place die?

Winston Place died in 2002.

What was the place where diamond was first found?

Diamond was first found in Africa, where at first they just thought it was a shiny stone, and played with it. Than later, people started to find that shiny stone was diamond.

Where is Harry Potters favorite place at Hogwarts?

I would say Harry's favorite place is Hogwarts because it was his first real home.

How do you get the marking map on diamond?

you get it from the poketch place first you get all the other stuff

Did Voldemort win the first wizarding war in Harry Potter?

Harry and Krum tied for first place in the first task because Karkaroff (head master of Krum's school) gave Harry a 4 when he obviously deserved higher than that.

What does Winston buy at Charrington's shop?

Winston was drawn to Mr Charrington's shop in the first place due to the old items which contains history and memories of the past. Through those items, he is able to search for the past and discover his true identity from these memories. Besides, Winston also realised that there was an area which he could call his own, spending time alone without the monitor of the telescreen. Hence, Winston thought he found a good place where he could be himself.

Place in North Carolina that start with a W?

· Winston-Salem is a city in North Carolina

Can your Tyranitar from leafgreen learn thunderfang if you migrate it to diamond?

Yes has long as it can learn it in the first place.

Can anyone have vaults in Harry Potter?

You should have some money to put in on the first place.

Is Winston churchill a person or place?

Winston Churchill was the famous Prime Minister of Great Britain during WWII.

What was the most lucrative jewelry heist in history?

The most lucrative jewelery heist took place in 2008 in Paris, France. Approximately 100 million dollars worth of the brand Harry Winston jewelery was stolen.