Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Diamond Mining History: hand forged tool from probably the 15th century

Diamond Mining History
This was a hand forged tool from probably the 15th century, when the Moguls controlled the ancient Diamond fields of India.

The Diamond trading village of Kollur , where  Jean - Baptise Tavernier collected Diamond's for his patron King Louis XIV in 1638 was where the French Blue was purchased. The colorful and mysterious Blue Hope Diamond originated here.

The Blue Hope Diamond now resides in The Smithsonian Museum in Washington DC as the most famous Diamond in the world.

Every time I look at this ancient tool Sam and I found. I wonder if this was the tool that some ancient miner used and unearthed from some obscure crack on the riverbed gravels, the most famous Diamond in the world.