“The Red Hat Society was delighted to host Joseph at our 2011 Red Hat Society 13th Birthday celebration in Washington, DC.   Our Society and the Hope Diamond have a great deal in common.  They both carry a rich history, they are both adored by many, they sparkle from an amazing amount of bling and I am very proud to say they have both been on display for all the world to see in the Smithsonian Institution!  It was a pleasure to share the stage with Joseph Gregory.  He is such a gifted author (The Hope Diamond:  Evalyn Walsh McLean and the Captivating Mystery of the World’s Most Alluring Jewel, Queen of Diamonds:  Evalyn Walsh McLean)  and the great grandson of Evalyn Walsh McLean, the last woman to own the Hope diamond!”   

-Debra Granich, CEO of Red Hat Society  www.redhatsociety.com