In monarchy era, emperors and queens used to wear diamond studded jewellery. India's Mughal dynasty had 'Koh-i-Noor ' diamond which was one of the most costlier stones.
 
However, the time has changed but the  glory of diamond remain same. People from across the globe wish to have a diamond ring or necklace but do you know about the famous diamond?

Here, we bring some historical diamonds that will surely amaze you:

The Great Star of Africa: 530.20 Carats Star Africa diamond is the largest cut diamond in the world. It mesmerises people by its pear shaped with 74 facets. The Great Star of Africa was discovered in Transvaal, South Africa in l095.  

The Orloff: The 300 Carats diamond was an Indian epic stone. The Orloff was slightly bluish green, exceptionally pure and Mogul-cut rose. It was set as the diamond eye of Lord Vishnu's idol in the innermost sanctuary temple in Sriangam, Tamil Nadu. Later, it was  stolen by a French in the 1700's.


The Centenary Diamond: 273.85 Carats diamond was discovered at the Premier Mine, South Africa in July 1986. Weighing 599.10 carats, 'Centenary' diamond had been furnished in 3 years. It was unveiled for common people at the Tower of London in May,1991.

The Regent: One of the most beautiful diamonds, the Regent is 140.50 Carats. It was discovered in India in 1698. The diamond was acquired by Thomas Pitt, Governor of Madras, who sent the Regent to England where it was cut. Later, the Regent was  purchased from Pitt for the French Crown.


Koh-i-Noor (Mountain of Light):
On of the most popular diamonds, Koh-i-Noor's history starts from  Malwa's emperors of India. Presently, it is put at British museum in England. The East India Company of Britain claimed that the diamond as a partial indemnity and then presented it to Queen Victoria in 1850.


The Taylor-Burton: Weighing 69.42 Carats, its features are- colour: F-G, clarity: IF, cut: Pear-shape. It was found in Premier Mine, Transvaal, South Africa.  Hollywood’s most famous couple Richard Burton-Elizabeth Taylor owned it.  Burton had bought it at USD 1 million for her wife Elizabeth Taylor.

Source: Studiosoft

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