Jakarta, CNBC Indonesia – The British Royal diamond for use by King Charles III for his inauguration sparked a polemic. The diamond, often called the Star of Africa, is about within the royal scepter that King Charles III will wield throughout his coronation on Saturday, Might 6, 2023.
Who would have thought, there have been 4 nations that requested the British royal household to return various diamonds that have been claimed to be theirs. These nations are South Africa, India, Pakistan and Afghanistan which have been former British colonies.
So what’s so particular about Queen Elizabeth II’s diamonds?
1. Implausible worth
The crown worn by Queen Elizabeth has a collective estimated worth of between 3-5 billion kilos, or round Rp. 103 trillion. In the meantime, the Cullinan I diamond on the British Royal Scepter is estimated to be price £400 million or round Rp8 trillion.
Throughout her lifetime, Queen Elizabeth was additionally seen utilizing various luxurious jewelery adorned with diamonds, each within the type of necklaces, rings and brooches. The British Royal Household can also be mentioned to have the biggest and costliest jewelery assortment on the planet.
2. It weighs about 1 kilo
The British Crown weighs about one kilogram as a result of giant variety of treasured stones that adorn it, consisting of diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds.
The crown typically worn by Queen Elizabeth II consists of a surprising gold body, almost 3,000 diamonds in a silver setting, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds and round 270 pearls. Not solely that, there are additionally giant diamonds, a number of rubies and sapphires, which adorn the back and front of some of the well-known crowns in historical past.
3. Taken from the biggest diamond stone ever discovered
The British Royal Scepter is adorned with diamonds often called the “Nice Star of Africa” or “Cullinan I”. This diamond is touted as the biggest diamond ever discovered.
Found in 1905 in South Africa, the Cullinan I diamond was reduce from its authentic stone the dimensions of a human coronary heart into 9 giant stones and 96 smaller diamond cuts and a few unpolished cuts. The Cullinan I diamond with the biggest measurement of 530 carats was given the title “Nice Star of Africa” by King Edward VII. In the meantime, the smaller diamond or Cullinan II weighing 317 carats is known as “Smaller Star of Africa.”
4. There’s a lengthy historical past
Handed down for generations, British Empire diamonds have a protracted historical past. It’s identified that the crown worn by Queen Elizabeth II has a diamond element referred to as the Kohinoor.
Kohinoor itself is a 105-carat gemstone which suggests “mountain of sunshine” in Persian.
The Kohinoor diamond was quarried from the Golconda mines in India earlier than being handed over to the British Empire in 1849. For the primary time the Kohinoor was positioned on the Queen’s crown together with a whole lot of different gem stones throughout the Victorian period.
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