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In Research Of

Aug 1, 2022

A look at the Hope Diamond and other allegedly cursed gems from recent history. 




DeBeers slogan (1947) predates Bond book (1956) and is different:
A Diamond Is Forever | Diamonds Are Forever

The Gift - anthro book about reciprocity
Superman and the giant spider story - Kevin Smith

Osiander's preface to Copernicus

Robert Conrad (the actor) famous battery ads from 1979

David Trampier - artist for D&D PHB

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

Recent TV adaptation of same

The Mark of the Beast - Kipling

Jean-Baptiste Tavernier

The Order of the Golden Fleece (NatGeo)

Curator of Gems at Smithsonian Institution Paul Desautels

Jeb alluded to trouble at the end of his career

Link to "The Dollop" episode on the McClean family.

We don't know if the Koh-i-noor diamond is related to Star Trek's Kolinahr.