Blue Diamond Introduction
Blue diamonds are the rarest and most sought-after gemstone in the world. They have adorned crowned heads and Hollywood superstars. Perhaps the most famous blue diamond in existence is the Hope Diamond - once called the Tavernier Diamond - which has a dark history going back 400 years.
The Hope Diamond was discovered in India and bought by Louis XVI, the Sun King, as part of the French crown jewels. A century later, as Louis’s grandson lost his head during the French Revolution, the diamond was stolen in the confusion of the terror. It resurfaced 20 years later, in London, in the possession of the English royal family.
It was then bought by a fabulously wealthy banker named Henry Hope, who passed it on to his son Lord Francis. Lord Francis was not the best custodian; he was a spendthrift and wastrel, who quickly wasted his money and was eventually forced to sell the diamond to pay off his debts to a New York dealer for $48,000.
The diamond was then sold to the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire, who in turn sold it on as his empire began to totter. By now, the most famous blue diamond in history had gained a reputation as cursed. It passed through various owners until, in 1958, the jeweller Harry Winston donated it to the Smithsonian Museum by posting in a brown paper package - recorded delivery.
Today, the diamond is kept at the museum and is one of the most expensive gemstones in the word, with an estimated value of AUD$400m.
Blue Diamond has a really retro feel. It is a three-reel pokie with BAR symbols that evokes the old fruit machines of yesteryear. Just as in the past, the BAR symbol is high ranking. A gold BAR will give a massive 38 x multiplier on a stake if you manage a line of three. Only red 7s, and obviously the fabled blue diamond, award a higher amount.
At the other end of the scale, the lowest win possible is a single cherry, which gives a one x multiplier to win back your stake. Two cherries award three x and three cherries award a five x multiplier. Then we have the BAR symbols, in brown, green and blue, which award 8 x, 18 x and 28 x multipliers respectively. Topping this are the gold BARs, with their massive 38 x multiplier, and three red 7s with 88 x.
Finally, we have the astounding 888 x multiplier for the fabulous blue diamonds. With such astounding winning chances for players, it is no wonder this game is proving a big hit. This game is available to play for free, of course, just like the hundreds of other free online pokies available here at Online Pokies 4U.