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The Crown Jewels

The British Crown Jewels

 
Queen of the Commonwealth
Queen Elizabeth II
Golden Jubilee 2002
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 The Imperial State Crown is set with 3,000 precious stones including:

The Cullinan II Diamond at 317.40 carat is the fourth largest cut diamond in the world. The Imperial State Crown was originally made for Queen Victoria's coronation in 1838 and was remade for George VI in 1937. St. Edward's Sapphire or the Stuart Sapphire sits on top and the Black Prince's Ruby (a red spinel) is at front.

The Cullinan I Diamond Cullinan rough diamond was presented to King Edward VII for his 66th birthday and he named it "The Great Star of Africa" and ordered it to be set in the British Imperial Sceptre or Royal Sceptre.   The largest of nine diamonds cut from the rough.  The flawless 530.20 carats and 74 facet diamond can be removed and worn as a pin or pendant. I bet she doesn't let the kid's play with it.

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 Only one attempt has been made to steal the Crown Jewels from the Tower of London by Irishman Thomas Blood

The five sceptres in the British Crown Jewels.
The Royal Sceptre with the Cross
is a symbol of kingly power and justice, and is held in the Monarch 's right hand during coronation.
At the top of the sceptre is the Orb cut out of a large amethyst, richly encrusted with diamonds and rubies surmounted by a diamond studded cross with an emerald as its centre. The Orb and cross both stand on the second largest cut diamond in the world - the Great Star of Africa.
The Queen 's Sceptre with the Cross
is held in the Queen 's right hand when the Queen is a consort and not a monarch. about two feet in length and at the top has a fleur-de-lis, diamond-set holding a gold orb with diamond-set firdle and arch surmounted in turn by a diamond-set cross.
Queen 's Ivory Rod Queen 's Consort 's left hand, ivory joined together with bands of gold about three and a half feel in length. At the top is a golden orb, richly enameled surmounted by a cross on which rests a dove with closed wings.
The King 's Sceptre with the Dove
is held in the left hand of the Sovereign and is a symbol of equity and mercy. A white enamel dove with outstretched wings stands on a golden cross, the gold staff of the Scepter is richly enamelled and jewelled, the golden orb is surrounded by a diamond studded girdle.
 A second Scepter with Dove was made for the Queen at the coronation of William and Mary

The five Swords of State in the Crown Regalia.
The Swords of State include the Jewelled State Sword sheathed in a scabbard set with gems - at the base is a turquoise set with diamonds, the hilt is richly jewelled and has a stunning fine diamond set at the top. The diamonds, rubies and emeralds depict the Rose of England, the Thistle of Scotland and the Shamrock of Ireland.

the Coronation Ring, sometimes known as the Wedding Ring of England, This ring is made for each sovereign and becomes his or her private property on the coronation. Those of Queen Victoria and King George V may be seen in the collection of the Crown Jewels at the Tower of London. Both rings consist of a sapphire set around with diamonds and aSt. George 'sCross in rubies superimposed.

 



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