Myth 1: The Koh-i-Noor is the preeminent Indian diamond
Myth 2: The Koh-i-Noor was a flawless diamond
Myth 3: The Koh-i-Noor came from the Kollur mine in India in the 13th Century
Myth 4: The Koh-i-Noor was the Mughals' most precious treasure
Myth 5: The Koh-i-Noor was sneakily stolen from Mughal Emperor Muhammad Shah Rangila on the pretext of a ceremonial turban swap
Myth 6: The Koh-i-Noor was cut rather clumsily by a Venetian cutter and polisher of stone, which reduced its size significantly.
Reality: According to French gem merchant and traveller Jean-Baptiste Tavernier, who was given permission from Mughal emperor Aurangzeb to see his private collection of jewels, the stone cutter, Hortensio Borgio, had indeed brutally cut a large diamond, resulting in a sad loss of size.