The Most Extravagant Gifts
What doesn’t make a man when he is in love?Well ,most times,love lead to extreme gestures that not infrequently have resulted in extravangante gifts. Some gifts were left in history proving infinite love.Rings,handbags,diamonds or palace,these are some of the most extravagant gifts.
1. The Taj Mahal
Bulit of white marble brought from Rajasthan,this lovely palace, which depending on time of day, from sunrise to sunset, marble reflects the nuances and colors of all kinds,has a interesting story. Taj Mahal was built by Mogul Emperor fifth, Shah Jahan in memory of the second wife Mumtaz Mahal, Muslim Persian princess. Empress died after the birth of the 14th child, with her husband during the campaign to crush rebellions in Burhanpur. Her death has affected so much the king that her hair is bleached in a few months. Before the last breath Mumtaz asked the king four things: to build a tomb to remarry, to love their children and to visit the grave anniversary This palace is evidence of true love.The cost of this gift would be 710,000 USD approximately.
2. The Kohinoor Diamond
This beautiful gem has also a legend .It is said that this is the largest diamond ever found.It has belonged to a monarch from India but it reached into British hands,and later the diamond should be gifted to the then British Monarch, Queen Elizabeth, by Maharajah Dhulip Singh.Also it is said that this diamond is priceless,but at present it cost between £10bn and £12.7bn.
3. The Orlov Diamond
Orlov diamond is the largest and most famous collections of the National Diamond Fund in Kremlin in Moscow. Orlov is in India in the 17th century, early 18th century. Initially, blue white diamond weighing 400 carats is the stage, but fell to 189.62 carats after being cut. Some sources say Count Grigory Orlov bought from a merchant in Amsterdam Armenia stones (or Persia) to give the Russian Empress Catherine II’s birthday. But others said Catherine bought diamonds from the national budget. The Orlov diamond cost 400,000 Russian Rubles(1798).