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the princie diamond

 

A 300 yeard old pink diamond has been sold for $39 million this week at Christie’s in New York.

The precious stone is from southern India and at one point belonged to one of the rulers of southern India, the Nizam of Hyderabad who in the 1930s was the richest man on earth.

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The Nizam of Hyderabad in the 1930s who was at that time the richest man on earth.

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The diamond is 34.65 carats and originates from the Golconda mines in southern India from where many other spectacular diamonds have been found including the Koh i Noor and the Regent diamond.

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The Koh i Noor is the diamon stone at the centre of the British crown.

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The diamond is called the “Princie Diamond” and is said to be the third biggest pink diamond in existence.

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