Spotlight on: The Koh-i-Noor diamond
The Koh-I-Noor diamond has a history of suspense and glamour. The gem dates back more than 5000 years. The origin of the diamond can be traced back to the mines of India. Legend has it that the person who owns the diamond rules the world.
Some historians are convinced that the stone may have been around before the birth of Christ. Writings are available it prove the Koh-I-Noor existence for at less for the last 2 and a half centuries.
The diamond has traveled around the world finding its way to many exotic places and in the presence of prominent rulers. Early reports indicate the Koh-I-Noor is first mentioned in the memoirs of a Mogul India ruler located in Baburnama. Although his birth name is not known he is said to have been a cultivated, civilized writer and poet.
As a reward for helping Daulat Khan fight against his nephew Ibrahim Lodi a precious gifts were given as a taken. Among the treasures was a notable diamond perhaps the Koh-I-Noor. Another notation seems to indicate that Ibrahim Mother handed the diamond over to Humayun Babur’s son.
While this account of who owned the diamond is not authenticated writers believe the diamond was originally taken from the Fort of Agra. The diamond has a long line of royal possessors who either acquired the diamond as a gift or obtained it in battle.
Among the notable owners are Shan Jahan and Aurangzeb. After exchanging a few other hands the diamond ended up in the royal palace in the possession of Queen Victoria. However, an earlier account of the diamond can be traced back to the early 1200’s.
Today the diamond is part of the British royal dynasty. The royal family is fully aware of the curse of that follows the Koh-I-Noor. There are only two kinds of people that will wear the diamond with impunity God him self or a woman.
Brenda T for Raymond Lee Jewelers, premiere fine jewelry and luxury watch boutique and buyer.