Koh-i-Noor

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The Koh-i-Noor Diamond
105 carats

Gemstone:Diamond
Source:Kollur Mine, Guntur District, Andhra Pradesh, India
Weight:105.602 cts
Uncut Weight:186 cts
Colour:Colourless
Current Owner:The British Crown
Current Location:The British Crown
References:Walter Schumann (2001) Gemstones of the World

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koh-i-Noor
Information Source:Walter Schumann (2001) Gemstones of the World
History:Originally a round stone of 186 carats belonging to the Indian Raj. Plundered in 1739 by the Shah of Persia, who called it "Mountain of Light" (Koh-i-Noor). Came into possession of the Engish East India Company, which presented it to Queen Victoria in 1850. Recut, it was set in the crown of Queen Mary, wife of George V, and then in a crown made for the mother of Queen Elizabeth II.
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