|The Koh-i-Noor is 105.6 carats. It is part of the British Crown Jewels. Probably mined in Kollur Mine, in India, during the period of the Delhi Sultanate. The diamond was part of the Mughal Peacock Throne. It changed hands between various factions in south and west Asia, until being ceded to Queen Victoria after the British annexation of the Punjab in 1849.|
The Koh-i-Noor became not only the most famous diamond in the world, but also the single most famous loot from India. It was a symbol of Victorian Britain’s imperial domination.