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  1. Evalyn McLean ( née Walsh; August 1, 1886 – April 26, 1947) was an American mining heiress and socialite, famous for reputedly being an owner of the 45-carat (9.0 g) Hope Diamond (which was bought in 1911 for US$ 180,000 from Pierre Cartier ), as well as another famous diamond, the 94-carat (18.8 g) Star of the East.

  2. Evalyn Walsh McLean was a mining heiress and renowned Washington hostess best remembered for her extravagant soirées and profligate spending habits. She also owned the storied Hope diamond, a 44.52-carat jewel rumored to bring bad luck to its owners.

  3. 1912: Pierre Cartier sold the Hope Diamond to Ned and Evalyn Walsh McLean for $180,000. Before he made the sale, he commissioned a contemporary setting to make it more appealing to the McLeans. 1947: Evalyn Walsh McLean passed away at the age of 60.

  4. 26 de sept. de 2023 · And to think that Evalyn Walsh McLean, millionaire dilettante owner of the historic Hope Diamond from 1911 to 1947 playfully hung that glorious gemstone around the neck of her dog.

  5. Evalyn Walsh McLean was the daughter of a wealthy gold miner and the wife of a newspaper heir. She was famous for her lavish lifestyle, her passion for jewels, and her ownership of the Hope Diamond.

  6. 14 de ago. de 2020 · Evalyn Walsh McLean con el diamante Hope en 1914. Dominio público Evalyn McLean exhibió el diamante con orgullo en todo tipo de eventos , ya que no se creía merecedora de la maldición.

  7. › explore › collectionsHistory of the Hope Diamond

    The Hope Diamond became Evalyn Walsh McLean’s signature in the high society of Washington, D.C. She wore it frequently, layered with her other important gems and jewelry, to events and the lavish parties she hosted.