Darya-i-Noor Pink Diamond


The 182-carat Darya-ye-Noor (sometimes Daria-i-Noor) is a supreme example of a tabular-cut pink diamond. Originally excavated in the Kollur Mine in Andhea Pradesh, India. Its name translates to Sea of Light.

It is believed to have been cut from the same huge rose diamond as the Noor-ol-Ain, the centerstone for Empress Farah’s wedding tiara. Both gargantuan pink baubles are now the property of the Central Bank of Iran.

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Connecticut-based jewelry monger, history buff, Mets fan. On the hum-drum side, call me a lauded poet, novelist and ghost-writer. (That's right, I haunt prose.)
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4 Responses to Darya-i-Noor Pink Diamond

  1. belocchio says:

    I do love pink … especially when it’s a big diamond!! Virginia


  2. cindy knoke says:

    Now this I like……I think it would match well with my culottes in the Caribbean. Lili Pulitizer culottes and the Darya-ye-Noor errrrr …accessory…….Don’t leave home without em is my motto~


    • Wow, Cindy, you hit the tail on the head! Who would have thought a Persian Brooch/hat pin would be sooo Lili Pulitizer? It’s a fashion match alright! I’d pair it with one of her classic shift dresses instead!

      Hellooo Resort Wear! Let’s take a cruise to the Caribbean!


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