Tag A British Friend & Demand Back Kohinoor Diamond

The Koh-i-Noor Diamond (Persian: کوهِ نور‎), also spelt Kohinoor and Koh-i-Nur, is one of the largest cut diamonds in the world, weighing 105.6 carats (21.12 g). It is a part of the British Crown Jewels.
Exact value of the Kohinoor Diamond is not known.But in the 1500s, it was considered that the diamond’s value corresponds to about half of the world’s total production costs in one day.

The Kohinoor is definitely one of the most expensive diamonds in the collection.The real value Kohinoor diamond is not known. Koh i noor diamond is part of the Crown Jewels, and the whole value of the Crown Jewels is between $10 and $12 billion.

As comparison the most expensive documented sale of a diamond occurred around 60 years ago, when the Graff pink was sold in Hong Kong for $46 million.The Graff pink of Kohinoor weighs “only” 24,78 carats compared to the 106 carats that the Koh-i-noor weighs though.

The Government of India, first demanded the return of the Koh-i-Noor as soon as independence was granted in 1947. In 1953, the year of the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II, India demanded it back for second time. Each time, the British government rejected the claims, saying that ownership was non-negotiable.

In 2000, several Indian Parliament members signed a letter calling for the diamond to be given back to India. They claimed that this diamond was taken illegally. British officials said that a variety of claims meant it was impossible to establish the gem's original owner.

The Koh-i-Noor has long been a subject of diplomatic controversy, with India, Pakistan, Iran, and Afghanistan all demanding its return from the UK at various points.

In July 2010, while visiting India, David Cameron, the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, said of returning the diamond, "If you say yes to one you suddenly find the British Museum would be empty. I am afraid to say, it is going to have to stay put". On a subsequent visit in February 2013, he said, "They're not having that back".

In April 2016, the Indian Culture Ministry stated it would make "all possible efforts" to arrange the return of the Koh-i-Noor to India. Hindustan has suffered a lot under British rule. While leaving Hindustan, Brits took all valuable things with them.Koh i Noor diamond is one of those precious things.

Currently, Kohinoor diamond is part of british crown.

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