Gems and Jewels by Egantx7

Question 1

This gem likely came from India where it was originally called the Tavernier Blue before being cut down to the French Blue, which was gifted to Louis XIV. After it was stolen in 1791, the French Blue was cut again, with this gem being the largest cut, getting its name from an English banking family which held it for a time. Identify this blue diamond of 45.5 carats, currently held by the Smithsonian Institution.

Hope (Diamond)