British queen crown diamond. The kohinoor diamond in the british crown jewels was the eye of hindu goddess of warangal. In 1323 ghiyath al din tughluq defeated the kakatiya rulers and took the diamond from the temple. Queen victorias small diamond crown is just 10 cm 39 in tall and was made in 1870 using 1187 diamonds for victoria to wear on top of her widows cap.
T he east india company acting for the british crown emerged victorious and had the 10 year old maharaja present the jewel to queen victoria under the treaty of lahore. As queen elizabeth takes her place as the longest reigning monarch in this history of british royalty we take a look at the glorious crown jewels that she has worn for over 63 years that have been the very centre of her sovereignty and marked some of the most important milestones during her time on the throne. Britains then colonial governor general of india arranged for the huge diamond to be presented to queen victoria in 1850.
A massive colourless. She often wore it at state openings of parliament in place of the much heavier. A priceless diamond that is part of queen elizabeths crown was given to britain and not stolen indias government told the countrys supreme court.
The crown jewels of the united kingdom. Koh i noor diamond british crown jewel will not be returned. After queen victorias death the koh i noor was set in the crown of queen alexandra the wife of edward vii that was used to crown her at their coronation in 1902.