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Hope Diamond Is Red Under UV Light

By: Rose A. Valenta - Published: Jan 11, 2008   Updated: Mar 25 2011 • References: www6cast.net and www6cast.net
The Hope Diamond is being used to fingerprint blue diamonds allowing scientists to identify the genuine ones from the artificial. While most blue diamonds continue to glowblue when placed under ultraviolet light, the Hope Diamond glows red. Research was conducted at the Smithsonian and Naval Research Laboratory and the findings are reported in the Geology journal.