The Queens Crown Jewels Displayed at the Tower of London
Here are some of the dazzling jewels that will be on display at the tower of London for the Queens diamond Jubilee. The collection features some of the world’s most famous diamonds used at the Queens coronation in 1953. The collection of jewels at the tower will showcase 23,578 gems with an array of crowns, sceptres, orbs, swords, and rings including the Queens imperial state crown, which alone holds an amazing 2,969 diamond in different shapes, 273 elegant pearls, 17 beautiful sapphires and 11 emeralds. The collection of diamond jewels at the tower also includes the famous Cullinan diamond – the world’s largest flawless diamond found in 1905. The exhibition will mainly display diamonds and jewels that were used in items at the Queen’s coronation ceremony at Westminster Abbey. You can also discover their symbol, where they came from and how they were used at the ceremony. The Sovereign sceptre, originally made for the coronation of King Charles II in 1661 was redesigned in 1905 and now contains the Cullinan diamond – the world’s largest flawless diamond, weighing 530 carats. The Queen Consorts ring set with a large ruby weighs 50.15 carats. The large ruby is surrounded by 14 round brilliant diamonds and set with rubies on the yellow gold shank. The ring was originally made in 1831 for Queen Adelaide at the coronation of her husband in 1831. The Queens small diamond crown is a miniature crown that features a mixture of round, radiant and pear shaped diamonds. The crown was first created for Queen Victoria in 1870. The crown is made of silver and contains 1,187 diamonds all from a necklace Queen Victoria had.