Saturday, November 20, 2010

Koh-I-Nor Diamond :The Famous and Curse Diamond

Koh-i-Noor (Mountain Of Light) is one of the largest and most famous diamonds in the world who weighs 105.6 carats (21.6 g), Koh-i-Noor came from Hyderabad, Ranga Reddy District in the state of Andhra Pradesh - India, one one of the earliest regions in the world that produce diamonds. Ownership of these diamonds had changed hands several times, Hindu, Mughal, Persian, Afghan, Sikh, to the English authorities. Which eventually became part of the British Crown Jewels in 1877 after previously confiscated by the East India Company.

Koh-i-Noor is believed to have a curse, the curse will not work if it is owned by a woman. Previously, everyone had to have this jewel, has lost treasure and the throne or even crushed by misfortune in his life. The possibility of a curse associated with the existence of information in 1306 on the Hindu text which reads: "He WHO own owns this diamond will of the world, but will from Also know all its misfortunes. Only God, or a woman, can wear it with impunity."

True or not the curse could not be determined scientifically, for sure, India and Pakistan officially claim ownership of the diamond Koh-I-Noor which is now owned by the British Crown. When Elizabeth II made a state visit to India, marking the 50th anniversary of Independence in 1997, many Sikhs in India and Britain Including installments Indian MPs demanded the return of the diamond.
The gem Remains The property of the British crown and is kept in HM Tower of London. It Remains a popular attraction.
In a July 2010 interview, British Prime Minister, David Cameron, stated the gem That Could not be returned to India as the move Would set an unworkable precedent: "If you say yes to one Suddenly you find the British Museum would be empty."

source: wikipedia,

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1 comments: on "Koh-I-Nor Diamond :The Famous and Curse Diamond"

AC Silver Blog said...

I cant even imagine the physical size of a 105.6 carat diamond! Bit scared of the curse though.

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