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Legendary Taj Mahal Diamond

July 10, 2023
Humayun II 1858-1877



     The Legendary Taj Mahal Diamond is a historical diamond of great significance and beauty. Also known as the Taj Diamond or the Great Mogul Diamond, it is believed to have originated from the mines of Golconda in India, known for producing some of the world's most famous diamonds.


           The Taj Mahal Diamond is famous for its association with the Mughal Empire, which ruled over large parts of the  subcontinent from the 16th to the 19th centuries. It is said to have been discovered in the 17th century and subsequently became part of the extensive treasury of the Mughal emperors.


          The diamond gained its name due to its connection with the iconic Taj Mahal, a magnificent white marble mausoleum in Agra, India. It is rumored that the diamond was once set in the ornate white marble facade of the Taj Mahal, enhancing its grandeur and beauty. However, there is limited historical evidence to support this claim.


        Described as an exceptionally large and flawless diamond, the exact details regarding the size and weight of the Taj Mahal Diamond are unclear. Different accounts and historical records have provided varying descriptions, adding to the mystery surrounding the diamond. Some reports suggest that it weighed around 280 carats, while others claim it was even larger, with estimates ranging from 300 to 400 carats.

        Although the Taj Mahal Diamond is no longer physically present, its legacy lives on as an enduring symbol of the opulence and grandeur of the Mughal Empire. Its mysterious history and association with one of the world's most iconic architectural masterpieces have made it a legendary gem that continues to captivate the imagination of people around the world.

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Ismail Mazari

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Very good information.


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