Oscar-winner, Kim Basinger, will narrate a documentary on the world-renowned Hope Diamond – and one lucky lady will get to wear the storied gem in a new setting. Some girls have all the luck.
American actress Kim Basinger, famed for her roles in LA Confidential and 9 1/2 Weeks, will narrate a documentary on the Hope Diamond, arguably the most famous gem in the world.
The Smithsonian Channel will air “Mystery of the Hope Diamond” on November, 21st NPR News reports, a date that coincides with the 50th anniversary of Harry Winston’s famous diamond donation to the museum.
The Hope Diamond, a 45.52-carat stone with its signature dark blue hue, was discovered in India in the 17th century and has been owned by the likes of France’s King Louis XIV and England’s King George IV. The stone is also said to be cursed – and glows a fiery red when placed under ultraviolet light.
While no official price tag has been placed on the Hope, estimates hover in the hundreds of millions of dollars.
Perhaps most exciting to diamond divas is news that during the special the Hope will be placed in a brand new setting and worn by model Hilary Rhoda, famous for her Sports Illustrated work – and for dating Jets quarterback, Mark Sanchez.