A 2,000 Carat Diamond Encrusted Royal Sword Given to one Ruler to Another
This extravagant royal sword represents an example of how diamonds have been used to symbolise strength and masculinity. The lavish sword presented to Edward VII to mark his coronation in 1902 by an Indian Maharajah of Jaipur is set to be the star attraction of an exhibition of royal diamonds. This remarkable royal sword is set with 719 diamonds weighing a total of 2,000 carats The sword will be part of a dazzling exhibition of royal gems on display at Buckingham Palace from the 30th June to the 8th July and from July 31st to October 7th for the Queens Diamond Jubilee celebrations. Also on display will be a range of rare royal jewels featuring diamonds cut from the world’s largest mined diamond – the Cullinan Diamond. The gems cut from the Cullinan diamond are set into a mixture of rings, brooches and necklaces with two stones forming part of the Queens crown jewels. The sword and it scabbard and both made of gold and is also set with blue, green and red Indian lasque stones. The 719 diamonds vary in from yellow to white and are set in designs of flowers and leaves.