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The Famous Koh-i-noor Diamond
The Koh-i-Noor diamond is one of the most famous diamonds in history. It was lauded for its extraordinary size and brilliance, making it a jewel fit for the gods or royalty. It has been owned by a series of emperors and kings, passing from hand to hand by conquest.
Etymology of the Koh-i-noor
The original name was believed to be `Samantik Mani` which means \"prince and leader among diamonds\". It was subsequently referred to as Babur`s Diamond. Its current name means \"Mountain of Light\" in Persian and it was called by Nader Shah, giving it a reputation of extreme brilliance.
History
The exact origins and time of discovery are unknown, though most believe the diamond to have been mined near the Kollur region, which is presently the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh.
This diamond was first documented in 1306 when it was taken from a Rajah of Malwa, whose family apparently held possession of the diamond for centuries. It subsequently passed from conqueror to conqueror in a long repeated cycle of violence and greed, for the next 550 years. Over this period, it has traveled and owned by kingdoms across India, Iran and Pakistan till the British Empire took ownership of it in its final conquest in 1851.
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Ancient scriptures in India refer to a jewel called the \"Syamantaka\" (phonetically similar to the `Samantik Mani`). This jewel originally belonged to the Sun god, and according to Hindu mythology, was gifted to Satrajit, a devotee of the Sun god. This jewel is regarded by some to be the famous Koh-i-noor diamond today.
The Curse
A highly coveted gemstone, the Koh-i-noor`s history was much embroiled in violence, murders, betrayals and theft. It is not surprising to learn, therefore that many considered it cursed. The curse which is associated actually dates all the way back to a Hindu text written at the time of its original ownership in 1306.
It reads:
\"He who owns this diamond will own the world, but will also know all its misfortunes. Only God, or a woman, can wear it with impunity.\" The British Monarchy, well aware of this curse has always presented the diamond to female royal heirs.
Value of the Koh-i-noor
From the time it was first documented, royalty and historians have tried to expound the value of this diamond by measurable facts and immeasurable metaphors. According to the first Moghul Emperor Babur`s memoirs, amongst the jewels given in tribute, was a famous diamond which was so valuable that it was considered to be equal \"to half the daily expense of the whole world\". At this period, the Koh-i-noor was considered to be at a weight of around 186 carats. Babur was also credited with saying that the value of this marvel was such that it could feed the entire world for two and a half days.
Another legendary value is given by one of Nader Shah`s consorts who supposedly stated, \"If a strong man should take five stones, and throw one north, one south, one east, and one west, and the last straight up into the air, and the space between filled with gold and gems, that would equal the value of the Koh-i-noor.\"
Shah Shuja, from whom it was taken by Ranjit Singh was once asked, \"What was the value of the Koh-i-noor?\" he replied, \"Its value is good fortune, for whoever possessed it, has been superior to all his enemies.\"
Under the supervision of Prince Albert in 1852, the diamond was cut from 186 carats to its current weight of 105 carats to increase its brilliance. In its current location, as the focal jewel on the British Queen Mother`s crown, it is part of the total value of the crown, which is estimated to be anywhere between
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