The Golconda Diamond Mine (And The Legend Behind It!)

21 September 2016 / Blog

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Golconda, India, features one of the most important diamond mines in all of Asia. It is also the birthplace of a spectacular story. As legend has it, Al Hafed was the owner of a large estate in Golconda, and lived a very happy life– until he heard about the existence of diamonds! Obsessed with the idea of such beautiful stones, Al sold his property and spent the rest of his life wandering the earth, penniless and alone, in search of a diamond of his own. Meanwhile, the new owner of Al’s property went in search of a bucket of water for his camel– and noticed something sparkling in the bottom of the bucket. As it turns out, the owner had just discovered the first Golconda diamond– right in the stream that passed through Al Hafed’s property! Whether it is true or not, this story is now famous worldwide as an example of why we never take for granted that which we already have!

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