Top 5 Spooky Cursed Jewels
THE KOH-I-NOOR DIAMOND
Cursed Koo-i-noor DiamondThe Koh-i-Noor Diamond is an impressive 109 carats, but it also comes with a hefty curse if you’re a man. While it brings good luck to any female owner, the diamond has brought strife and violence to men who’ve had it in their possession since it was supposedly stolen from the God Krishna. For example, Sher Shah Suri of India was a powerful emperor who defeated Prince Humayun. After getting his hands on the Koh-i-Noor diamond he died in a canon explosion. His son, Jalal Khan, was then murdered by his own brother-in-law.
THE DELHI PURPLE SAPPHIRE
Delhi Purple Sapphire
The curse of the Delhi purple sapphire was brought to light when the curator of a London museum uncovered the stone, with a note attached about its curse. As early as the mid-1800s, when the stone was originally looted from an Indian temple, the stone brought poor health and financial troubles to its owner. For instance, when author Edward Heron-Allen owned the gemstone he had so many unfortunate things happen in his life that he threw it into a canal, only to have it returned after a drudger found it and knew that he was the owner. He eventually sent it to the museum with the instructions that no one should touch it until three years after his death.
THE HOPE DIAMOND
The Hope Diamond
The hope diamond makes its home in the Smithsonian Museum, but prior to making the trip there, it was known to be cursed. Originally stolen by a priest who was ultimately captured and tortured for his thievery, the hope diamond was also owned by French gem trader Jean Babtiste Tefernier, who was supposedly killed by a random group of rabid dogs. Several other owners were also fated to die by murder or other tragedy.
THE BLACK ORLOV
The Black Orlov
The black orlov diamond, also called the Eye of Brahma, was stolen from a Hindu shrine by a monk. The gem was passed down to multiple female owners, many of whom took their own lives. At least two of the women who took possession of the black orlov lept to their deaths from a tall building. After the jewel was sold to a jeweler in New York, the curse is said to have been broken, which is good for future owners but does no good for the previous victims of the stone’s bad luck.
THE CINTAMANI STONE
The Cintamani Stone
Most people are familiar with the concept of the Philosopher’s Stone, but few have heard of the Cintamani Stone. Said to be lost somewhere in Southeast Asia, the stone is the Oriental equivalent of the Philosopher’s Stone. The stone is thought to be a relic of Buddha, and is able to grant wishes. Supernatural powers aside, the stone represents Buddhist values and teachings. It has never been found (of course), and there has never been any solid evidence of its existence.