Famous Gems Koh-I-Noor Diamond

koh-i-noor-diamondThe name means Mountain of Light in Persian. The Koh-I-Noor as the legend goes is estimated at being 5000 years old.   It was owned by royals throughout its history. Today it is part of the British Royal Family Crown Jewels. The first paper trail to its existence dates to 1526 when an Indian conqueror owned it. The diamond was stolen and recovered several times. Finally, the British found the gem in India and Queen Victoria got it in 1851. Legend has it that there is a curse on the Kohinoor for males who wear it therefore since Queen Victoria only women have worn the diamond. more

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