A rare black diamond called Black Orlov, or Eye of Brahma, has gone on public display for the first time in Britain.
Removed from an idol in India over two centuries ago, it now ranks among the world's most famous gems. The stone is currently on display, along with a replica of the world-famous Koh-i-Noor, at an exhibition on diamonds at London's Natural History Museum.
The Black Orlov or The Eye of Brahma diamond during a photocall in London.
Text: Rediff News Bureau | Photograph: Associated Press