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The Koh-i-Noor is a large, colourless diamond that was found near Guntur in Andhra Pradesh, India, possibly in the 13th century. The name means Mountain of Light in the Persian language. Before it was cut for jewellery, it weighed 793 carats 158.6 g. It was first owned by the Kakatiya dynasty. Ownership of the stone changed several times between various ruling groups in South Asia over the next few hundred years. The Koh-i-Noor ended up in the possession of Queen Victoria after the British conquest of the Punjab in 1849. It is now part of the British Crown Jewels, part of the Royal Collect ...

Orlov diamond

Orlov diamond

The Orlov is a large diamond that came from India. It is a part of the Diamond Fund at the Moscow Kremlin. In 1774, it was put into the Imperial Sceptre of Russian Empress Catherine the Great.