Monthly Archives: August 2022

The Taj Mahal/Nur Jahan Diamond

Origin of Name The historic 17th-century, heart-shaped, table-cut, Indian diamond inscribed in the Persian Language with Arabic characters, leaves no doubt about the date of origin of the diamond and its original owner. The inscription reads, “Nur Jahan Begum Padshah; 23; 1037.” Thus,the original owner of this diamond and jade pendant was Empress Nur Jahan, […]

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