Koh I Noor

Author: William Dalrymple
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408888858
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It ends with the jewel in its current controversial setting: in the crown of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother. Masterly, powerful and erudite, this is history at its most compelling and invigorating.

Kohinoor

Author: William Dalrymple
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ISBN: 9789386228086
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Now, using previously untranslated Sanskrit, Persian and Urdu sources, and the discoveries of modern gemmologists to reconstruct its original form, William Dalrymple and Anita Ananad blow away the legends to reveal its true history- ...

Diamonds

Author: Leo P. Kendall
Publisher: Robson Books Limited
ISBN: 9781861054982
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In this intriguing book, Leo P. Kendall uncovers the ways in which diamonds influenced the world.

Spotlight On Diamonds

Author: Graham Rickard
Publisher: Rourke Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780865922716
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Famous. and. infamous. diamonds. The Head of the Scepter with Cross, part of
the. As they are passed from generation to ... One of the oldest Indian diamonds,
the Koh-I-Noor (which means "Mountain of Light") dates back to at least 1304,
and was first cut in 1530. ... At 3,106 carats, the Cullinan still holds the record as
the largest diamond ever found. ... The world's largest canary-yellow diamond
has a more cheerful reputation and is called the Tiffany Diamond, after the
famous New ...

Cullinan Diamonds

Author: Phillida Brooke Simons
Publisher:
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One of these gems was a bewitching sapphire-blue diamond which he sold to
one of his wealthiest and most famous clients - the flamboyant Louis XIV. ... -Noor
is possibly the world's most famous diamond and certainly the oldest known to
man. ... The Koh-i-Noor is said to have had its origins in the fabulous Indian
mines of Golconda coundess centuries ago, but its existence was reported only
in AD ...

The New Wonder Book Cyclopedia Of World Knowledge

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Famous Diamonds The Koh-i-noor is probably the world's most famous diamond.
The name is ... Its romantic history starts in the year 1304 when it was taken from
the Indian Rajah of Malwa by the victorious conquerors of his country. For four ...

Itihas

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The most world famous diamond in history is the KOH-I-NOOR meaning '
Mountain of Light'. The history of this diamond has been so often told and it has
figured more largely in the affairs of the nations and individuals. The world's most
 ...

Heists

Author: Joseph Cummins
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 145962095X
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Gripping Exposes of the World's Most Notorious Robberies Joseph Cummins ...
Second Star of Africa, crafted from the famous Cullinan diamond; and the
legendary Koh-i-Noor diamond, or Mountain of Light, the origins of which can be
traced ...

Tiffany Diamonds

Author: John Loring
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN:
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The cross pattee at the front is set with the 105.60-carat Koh-i-noor Diamond, the
most famous diamond in history (see page 13). Queen Victoria believed the
superstition that India would be lost to the British Empire if the Koh- i-noor were
wom by a king, so she ... Fortunately, the thieves, unsure of what to do with some
of the world's greatest diamonds, put them in makeshift hiding places, so the
Regent ...

The Worlds Of Indian Industrial Labour

Author: Jonathan P. Parry
Publisher:
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it can cut, or reduce, the supply of diamonds to its sightholders for a period of time
and exclude certain traders from buying diamonds. ... It is no coincidence that the
most famous diamond in the world, the Koh-i-Noor, is an Indian diamond. ... In the
second half of the 1 950s De Beers had started an aggressive advertising
campaign to persuade every American male to buy diamonds for his sweetheart(
s).