The Koh-i-noor Set in the Coronation Crown for Queen Mary (Wife of King George VI) Mother of Queen Elizabeth II. (Reuters Photo)
Around the Same Time Diamond Cutting Began in Europe the Indians Started Fashioning Diamonds. Who Influenced Who Here Isn’t Clear but it is a Fact that the Designs Produced Differ a Lot From Each Other. The Best Known Indian Cut is the Mughal Cut, Accurately Described by J.B. Tavernier in his Book ‘Six Voyages’.
The Mazarin I: the Sancy
Portrait of Nadir Shah, Mid 18th Century.
The Orlov diamond in the Russian Imperial Sceptre Image courtesy of Elkan Weinberg.
68.09 ct. Taylor-Burton Diamond, Suspended from an Oscar Heyman & Bros. Necklace. Currently Owned by Mouawad.
The Dresden Green Diamond in its Setting.
Tiffany & Co. 128.54 Carat Diamond c.1879.
The Wittelsbach-Graff After Recutting
The Wittelsbach-Graff Diamond. Image Courtesy of Christie’s Images, 2008
Shah Jahan ca. 1620
The Nine Most Important Cullinan Diamonds. Top Row: II, I and III. Bottom Row: VI, VIII, IV, V, VII and IX.