Diamonds have fascinated people since ancient times. Emperors, warriors, etc. have exceeded the limits to possess this shining stone. They killed each other, lied, stole and even deceived to get this gem. One of these diamonds, which is famous in history, is “Cohenor” diamond.
Cohenor is passed on to the next owner in an interesting way each time. He has a list of owners until he finally arrives in London as a gift to the Queen. This is one of the largest diamonds in the world and perhaps the most popular. The mine was mined in the Andhra Pradesh region of India and belonged to King Malwa. This hand was lost to many, until it was finally captured by the Mongol emperor, Sultan Babur. He passed it on to successive Mongol kings, including Shah Jahan, the famous king who built the “Taj Mahal”. When India was invaded by King Nader Shah, he took this great diamond and was so overwhelmed by it that it was called Kuh-Noor (Kuh-Noor) which means “Mountain” in Persian. Is “light,” he called. This deceptive gem got its name!
This ownership was passed on to future generations until the 19th century, when the British established their rule in India and they owned this gem. The Punjab commander-in-chief possessed the magnificent gem and immediately sent it to Queen Victoria in London, who decided to display it at the Crystal Palace exhibition. Viewers were disappointed with the gem’s lack of luminosity, so the queen ordered it cut again. At that time, the queen’s crown with 2800 smaller diamonds was installed on it. These days, this large gem is in the Tower of London along with other jewels of the royal family.
It is very difficult to calculate the amount of cochineal. It was never sold and only passed from one hand to the other. Famous history and color, sharpness, size, etc. make it an almost priceless piece. This is the most important part of the Queen Mother crown and they do not value it like any other precious stone.
There are many stories about this gem. Some believe that this brought bad luck to the owner and he was eventually forced to lose his life, power and prestige. The Shah of Iran lost his life in the palace revolt when he tried to defend this precious stone. Likewise, King Ranjit Singh of Punjab (one of the provinces of India) was miserable when the British invaded his empire. Eventually the entire royal line was destroyed because none of his eight descendants had an heir. One myth about this gem is that whoever wears it rules the world. The only people who wore this dress and were alive to tell the story are Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth. However, none of us know whether the myths associated with this gemstone are true or not, we are just waiting to see who will wear it in the future.