Nizam Diamond

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Nizam Diamond
Weight340 carats (68 g)
CutAlmond
Country of origin India
Mine of originKollur Mine, Golconda
Original ownerThe Nizam of Hyderabad

Nizam Diamond is believed to have been the most famous diamond in the 1800s. It is named after its original owner HEH Mir Osman Ali Khan, the last Nizam of Hyderabad. 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