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Daissy

What the relation between Hope Diamond and India?

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Smirti

The Hope Diamond was formed deep within the Earth approximately 1.1 billion years ago.Like all diamonds, it is formed when carbon atoms form strong bonds. The Hope Diamond is also embedded with kimberlite. The Hope Diamond contains trace amount of boron atoms intermixed with the carbon structure, which results in the rare blue color of the diamond.

Several accounts, based on remarks written by the gem's first known owner, French gem merchant Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, suggest that the gemstone originated in India, in the Kollur mine in the Guntur district of Andhra Pradesh(which at the time was part of the Golconda kingdom), in the seventeenth century.

 

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