With a history dating back to thousands of years ago, the Koh-i-Noor
has passed through many hands, mainly due to looting.
The effort to retrieve Koh-i-Noor
is doomed and critics might use that to tease the government for a failed attempt to bring back a priceless trophy of Indian heritage.
"The Government of India further reiterates its resolve to make all possible efforts to bring back the Koh-i-noor
Diamond in an amicable manner," the ministry of culture said.
Reacting to one of the many attempts by Indian groups to push for its return to India, in 2015, British historian Andrew Roberts was quoted as saying, "Those involved in this ludicrous case should recognise that the British Crown Jewels is precisely the right place for the Koh-i-Noor
diamond to reside, in grateful recognition for over three centuries of British involvement in India, which led to the modernisation, development, protection, agrarian advance, linguistic unification and ultimately the democratisation of the subcontinent."
Mergermarket also quoted Briza as saying that Koh-i-Noor
would likely only consolidate potential acquisitions in 2015, without actually finalising any transaction.
(or koh-i-nur) is Persian for mountain of light.
Asked later whether he would respond to Indian calls for the return of the Koh-i-Noor
- the world's largest diamond and the centerpiece of the Queen's coronation crown - Cameron said: "I don't think that's the right approach.
"A TORRID EYE" (ED #872) A demimondaine's Demand-- Kohl-dark, jet-dark-- A Jeanne d'Arc look-- The koh-i-noor
's-- Start--Or a black Diamond's heart-- A star Diamond Mine's Depth-- Deep as her Mind's Own Word-hoard mined For half-whored Words-- Adored--redeemed-- By whom they deemed All but damned.
The fabulous diamond, known as the Koh-i-Noor
diamond ("Mountain of Light') was acquired by the British equivalent of the Dutch East India Company, simply The East India Company (as it was the first one!).
He was only joking, of course, but it was actually a valid point when you consider (a) I've visited the Koh-I-Noor
countless times and (b) it must be about the only curry house in Glasgow that I haven't put in the paper.
It is estimated to be capable of producing a 150-carat polished gem stone, dwarfing the Koh-i-Noor
diamond which is part of the Crown Jewels.