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The Koh-i-nûr armlet

c. 1830

RCIN 31734

The Koh-i-nûr (Mountain of Light), taken from Lahore after the annexation of the Punjab in 1849 and presented to Queen Victoria in 1850, was re-cut in 1852 under Prince Albert’s direction. The Queen wore it as a brooch or set in other jewellery. The side stones were re-used as earrings (no. 222).

Presented to Queen Victoria in 1850

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