Every girl has a memory of Barbie…but I have too many to count! I would spend hours playing Barbies with my sister and I loved collecting them when I was little. I never got into the Collector Barbies…but my sister did. We still laugh today at how hard she would save up her allowance and do little chores around the house to buy these expensive Barbies! If the Hope Diamond Barbie was around when I was younger, I would be the one scrambling to do chores. She is gorgeous and I had to share.
Housed in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Natural History and weighing 45.52 carats, the Hope Diamond is the world’s largest-known and most famous blue diamond. Barbie®, the world’s most celebrated and fashionable doll, pays tribute to this iconic gem through the creation of the Hope Diamond Barbie® doll. The new Barbie® Collector doll wears a miniature version of the beautiful deep-blue diamond around her neck.
The Hope Diamond Barbie® doll is inspired by 1930’s fashions to celebrate the history surrounding the famous piece. “The Hope Diamond is one of the ‘must-see’ assets here at Smithsonian’s National Gem Collection. Partnering with Barbie® allows us to tell the story of the Hope Diamond in a fun and unique way,” says Carol LeBlanc, Vice President of Smithsonian Enterprises. Her deep blue floor-length gown nicely complements the diamond, while long white gloves, chandelier earrings and a stunning bracelet complete the look. Her crimson lips and vibrant red hair add to the doll’s aesthetic.
Just like the stunning beauty of the Hope Diamond itself, the Hope Diamond Barbie® doll is timelessly elegant and sure to add a dazzling touch to any Barbie® collection.