Nizam Diamond

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Nizam Diamond
Weight 340 carats (68 g)
Cut Almond
Country of origin India
Mine of origin Kollur Mines, Golconda
Original owner The Nizam of Hyderabad

Nizam Diamond is believed to have been the most famous diamond in the 1800s. There are tales about its size, around 340 carats (68 g). The story goes back to the rulers of Golconda, and is believed to have been found at Kollur Mine.[1] The precious stone gets its name from the Prince Nizam of Hyderabad.

The diamond was almond in shape.

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  1. ^ Deccan Heritage, H. K. Gupta, A. Parasher and D. Balasubramanian, Indian National Science Academy, 2000, p. 144, Orient Blackswan, ISBN 81-7371-285-9