The Iranian Treasury in Iran contained vast jewelry collections including valuable precious stones various qualities and colors. Most of them were the spoils of various wars that Iran successfully carried out with other countries. Numerous first class items in the treasury were apparently from the Indian subcontinent plundered by the Iranian rulers centuries ago. Mention may be made of Nadir Shah's raid on Delhi during the last Mogul period centuries ago. There were also collections from S.African mines, most probably purchased during the reign of Nasir ud-Din Shah (1848-96).
Considering the value of the jewelry and gems, the Iranian Royal jewelry items in the treasury were not open to public view. When open inspection was allowed in 1960, the accidental presence of the Darya-I-Nur, the Nur-Ul-Ain and the Taj-I-Mah together came to light for the first time, to the astonishment of well known diamond traders and experts, confirming about the presence of the Taj-I-Mah diamond in the lot. Among them, the two were apparently cut from the same stone, most probably the great Table Diamond of Indian origin,
|The Taj-i-Mah diamond of Indian origin.www.internetstones.com|
Travelers to Persia saw Fath Ali Shah wearing armband - bracelet containing Koh-I-Noor that was not cut and weighed 186 carats. So, the logical conclusion was made based on various gemological features that Koh-I-Noor could have been the other diamond with the Taj-I-Mah in the collections and not the Darya-I-Nur which is a light pink unlike the former which is colorless.