Monday 18 February 2013

Diamonds are forever !! :)

A happy Monday morning to you ! Hope you had a good time last week . Thanks for your wishes on my B’day !:)

Mine was an eventful last week .  Yesterday was my wedding anniversary and we have completed 11 years of togetherness . No , I did not get any diamonds as gift . In fact , I don’t own even a tiny diamond . Perhaps , I have not developed any liking for it . Good for Raj :) I consider it as a waste of money . Please , don’t give me that strange look :) I have added a piece of history about Koh-I-noor and Darya-ye-noor diamonds and its relation with my city/state at the end of this post .

On my Bday (13th Feb.),  I went out for lunch with Raj and a little bit of shopping.
Raj said , " This is your day , you keep your finger on anything, I will get that for you " :)
And I said , "Be sure , what you say , I will keep my finger on Salman Khan (my fav Bollywood hero) " :))) Anyways , he knows that I am a very bad shopper and whatever I bought that day , I ended up buying 20% for me and remaining for Anshita . In the evening , both Raj and Anshita organized a treasure hunt at home for me to search my gifts :) I like many small gifts than one big gift .

On wedding anniversary, generally we go out for lunch or dinner and shop a gift for both of us or for home . We bought a set of two circular side tables . I wanted a round table for my large doilies :)

I made these crochet diamond motifs with Laura knitting cotton and size 4 mm hook . The pattern is from the book “Old-time Crochet made easy “ by House of white birches publications .

Crochet diamond motif1
Crochet diamond motif2
About Koh-I-Noor :

One of the largest known diamond Koh-I-Noor (Mountain of light in Persian lang.) and its sister diamond Darya-ye-noor  (Sea of light in Persian lang.) originated in the state of Andhra Pradesh of which my city Hyderabad is the capital . It was mined in the nearby Kollur mines and was owned by various Hindu, Rajput, Mughal, Iranian, Afghan, Sikh and British rulers who brutally fought over it and seized it as a mark of victory . It was earlier called as Syamantaka-mani  (in Sanskrit lang.). When the Persian ruler Nadir Shah from Iran invaded India in 1739 , he took away both the diamonds and the famous Peacock throne from India . He renamed the diamonds as they are known today .  But the Koh-I-Noor was later won back by a Sikh ruler Duleep Singh from India . It was then confiscated from him in 1850 and presented to Queen Victoria . Presently , it is embedded in the British crown . The Darya-ye-noor diamond is preserved by Iran in its treasury of national jewels . The peacock throne was plundered and dismantled after Nadir Shah’s assassination . There is a curse associated with Koh-i Noor that it affects men who wear it, but not women.

You can get more detailed information on internet. The history class here is enough for this time. Next class, next week :)

Hope you like my crochet diamonds.

Have a happy week ahead!



  1. HEY PREETI BELATED HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!!yaa i felt strange you don't love diamonds ,but you created beautiful diamonds for yourself .love them beautifully done.

  2. very lovely work !
    happy birthay to you

  3. And they can be in all colors or shape ! Like yours...
    Have a nice week !

  4. Hi, Preeti!
    I'm glad to know tat you enjoyed your B'day and anniversary celebration. It's always good to spend time with your husband, and with your daughter, they are your best friends :)
    Thanks for such an interesting story about diamonds. Ok, fine I will not let my husband wear it, and I'll wear Koh-I-Noor myself :)hehe
    I'm also a good wife in terms of jewelry demand :)
    Have a nice day!

  5. Happy Anniversary to you and your hubby Preeti. I laughed when I read your comment about putting your finger on your favorite Bollywood hero - so funny. Have a great day. :)

  6. Love your crocheted diamonds. At lease you can have those in different sizes and colors.


  7. Happy Anniversary, Preeti! How nice that you got two circular tables so now you can display your crocheted doilies! Your crocheted diamonds are beautiful. Thank you for the history lesson!

  8. You had tons of fun, on your spl days, for sure! Your diamonds are precious than the real ones. Enjoy! :)

  9. Lovely diamonds and so colourful too!

  10. Cute diamonds! Great history lesson too :) Elisabeth x

  11. That's a very beautiful diamond. Belated wishes!

  12. wow, this looks like so much work and detail! great job, preeti!

  13. Can you share the pattern please?


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