Nur-al-Ain (var. Noor-ul-Ain)

One of the world’s most famous diamonds is a jealously kept pink diamond in the Iranian Crown Jewels called Nur-al-Ain. The Nur-al-Ain was cut from the Great Table diamond and set in a tiara bearing the same name as the centerpiece stone itself. You can add this elusive stone to your collection with a stunning cubic zirconia replica from The Stonecutter.

 

Nur-al-Ain Diamond Specifications

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Approximately 60 carats
106.91 carats
30 x 26 x 11 mm (approx.)
Pale pink
About 400 cts, created when the Great Table diamond was dropped and broken
Golconda, India
Cut around 1834
Bank Markazi, Tehran, Iran; Iranian Crown Jewels

*Although the stone almost certainly was weighed and measured before being set in the Nur-al-Ain tiara, the Iranian government
has been unwilling and Empress Farah Pahalvi herself has been unable to furnish specific dimensions.

The Nur-al-Ain was created when the Great Table diamond was dropped and broken. The stone features an extra pavilion facet created when grinding away a crack resulting from the break. The other diamond created from the Great Table fracture—the Darya-i-Nur—remained flawless.

Nur-al-Ain Diamond History

Little information is available about the Nur-al-Ain diamond. The Great Table diamond, the parent stone, was added to the Iranian Imperial Collection (later the Iranian Crown Jewels) in the 18th century, possibly the result of looting by Nader Shah Afshar, King of Persia.

The Nur-al-Ain was set in a tiara designed by Harry Winston for Iranian Empress Farah Pahlavi for her wedding in 1958.

Add Elusive Iranian Gems to Your Collection

International relations do not make viewing the Nur-al-Ain diamond a possibility for most. However, you can count this one-of-a-kind pink diamond as part of your collection with a museum-quality replica. Order your Nur-al-Ain replica online. Contact us for more information about museum replicas of the Great Table and/or Darya-i-Nur diamond.

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