The Fact India: The world’s oldest diamond ‘Brolity of India’ will be auctioned on King Street in London on Monday. This auction will not only put the ‘Brotherhood of India’ diamond, but the world’s oldest jewelry will be put up for sale. This auction is going to be done by Britain’s auction house Christie’s. According to a media report, the oldest diamond ‘Brolite of India’ to be auctioned is priced at Rs 63 crore. The money received from the auction is said to be used for social welfare works. This auction is being described as the world’s largest jewelry sale.
700 pieces of jewelry have been included in this auction to be held in London. These are the ornaments of a woman named Heidi Horten of Austria. It died last year. Heidi’s husband Helmut Horten was a billionaire from Germany. Heidi had inherited all the jewelry from him. Helmut Horten is alleged to have built his business on goods forcibly purchased from Jews during World War II.
Writing named David de Jong has told in his book that during the Second World War, his businesses were forcibly bought from the Jews in Europe. Helmut Horten was very active at that time. First their businesses were bought by creating fear among the Jews and later they were forced to sell their businesses. To save their lives, Jews left Germany by selling their businesses, shops and goods at very low prices.
According to British Vogue, the 90.8-carat ‘Brotherhood of India’ diamond is believed to be older than the Kohinoor. It was first mentioned in the 12th century. According to historians, its first owner is said to be Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of France in the 12th century. This colorless diamond is believed to have originated in Andhra Pradesh. After being hidden for many years, this diamond came to the fore in 1950 when Henry Winston of New York bought it from a king of India. After this, in 1971, this diamond was bought by Helmut Horten.