Crown Jewels Whose Secrets Are As Interesting As Palace Conspiracies

 The British Imperial State Crown, as we know it today, was created in 1937 for King George VI. The crown has an excessive number of precious stones on it, so it’s no wonder that it weighs almost 7.6 pounds. But all of them are nothing compared to the Koh-i-Noor diamond. The name can be translated as “the mountain of light” which is right in the center of the crown. This is probably the most famous diamond the in the world. It’s more than 300 years old and it comes from India. It has never been sold, it was only taken away by force from one owner to another. In 1849, after the colonization of India, the diamond landed in Queen Victoria’s hands. After India became independent, the Indian government asked the English to return their national treasure, but the English government made it clear that this was out of the question.

The British Imperial State Crown