The Jaipur vats that helped a maharaja cross the oceans
SEPTEMBER 27, 2021
The Koh-i-noor diamond once adorned the magnificent Peacock throne at the Red Fort in Delhi. Today, it sits pretty on the British Queen’s crown in London. In its 700 years of documented history, the Koh-i-noor was coveted by the most powerful kings, has changed hands many times, and has travelled half-way across the globe. And wherever it went, it toppled kingdoms, ended dynasties and left a trail of destruction in its wake. Is it any surprise that acquired a reputation of being a cursed stone? Watch this short video to follow the tumultuous journey of the sparkling diamond that literally means ‘mountain of light’.
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