• Black Orlov Diamond "Eye of Brahma"

    Black Orlov Diamond "Eye of Brahma"

    The Black Orlov is a black diamond, also known as the Eye of Brahma Diamond. It weighs 67.50 carats (13.500 g). The diamond—originally 195 carats (39.0 g)—is said to have been discovered in the early 19th century in India.It supposedly featured as one of the eyes in a statue of the Hindu god Brahma in Pondicherry, until it was stolen by a Jesuit cleric....
  • Pharaoh's jewellery "Egyptian Scarab"

    Pharaoh's jewellery "Egyptian Scarab"

    What is a Scarab and what does it mean? It is a representation or image of a beetle, much used among the ancient Egyptians as a symbol, seal, amulet or a gem hut to resemble a beetle. Ancient Egyptians brought a real artistic eye to jewelry design and ornamentation. Though Ancient Egyptians prized silver for its rarity, they used gold often, and perfected many...
  • The Koh-i-Noor "Mountain of light"

    The Koh-i-Noor "Mountain of light"

    The Koh-i-Noor ("Mountain of light"), also spelt Kohinoor and Koh-i-Nur, is one of the largest cut diamonds in the world, weighing 105.6 carats. The Koh-i-Noor diamond belonged to various Indian and Persian rulers but it became part of the Crown Jewels of England at the time that Queen Victoria was proclaimed empress of India.The Koh-i-Noor Diamond is one of the most famous diamonds in...
  • The History of the Hope Diamond.

    The History of the Hope Diamond.

    Diamonds are one of the most prominent physical representations of wealth and value you can find. Crafted through very long-term natural processes, they often appear in imagery associated with the wealthiest of the wealthy, frequently even signifying royalty.Easily one of the most recognizable diamonds in the world is the Hope Diamond, estimated to be worth roughly a quarter of a billion dollars. On top...
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