Queen Elizabeth was spotted wearing the Cullinan Diamond Brooch, lovingly known as "Granny's Chips," at the closing ceremony of her Diamond Jubilee Celebration. The brooch features the Cullinan III and IV from the original cleaving of the 3,000 carat rough found in South Africa in 1905. It is perhaps the most valuable jewel in the Queen's collection.

Queen of diamonds: Together for the first time, the royal gems all cut from one legendary stone

Queen Elizabeth was spotted wearing the Cullinan Diamond Brooch, lovingly known as "Granny's Chips," at the closing ceremony of her Diamond Jubilee Celebration. The brooch features the Cullinan III and IV from the original cleaving of the 3,000 carat rough found in South Africa in 1905. It is perhaps the most valuable jewel in the Queen's collection.

One of a pair of Gold armlets, in gold with inlays, inscribed to King Ramesses II (Usermaatra Setepenra c.1279-1213 BC, Dynasty 19). Cairo Museum, Egypt.

One of a pair of Gold armlets, in gold with inlays, inscribed to King Ramesses II (Usermaatra Setepenra c.1279-1213 BC, Dynasty 19). Cairo Museum, Egypt.

The orb and scepter of Tsar Alexey I Romanov,  father of Peter I The Great, Tsarevna Sophia, Tsar Ivan and Tsar Feodor. All his children died between the age of 20 and 45.

The orb and scepter of Tsar Alexey I Romanov, father of Peter I The Great, Tsarevna Sophia, Tsar Ivan and Tsar Feodor. All his children died between the age of 20 and 45.

The design of a necklace to Empress Maria Feodorovna, mother to Nikolay II. The Hermitage, the Romanovs collection

The design of a necklace to Empress Maria Feodorovna, mother to Nikolay II. The Hermitage, the Romanovs collection

H.M. King Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845 - 1886) seal, gold mounting decorated in relief, the handle formed of a large cut amethyst, the seal surface made of carnelian with deeply chiselled, large Bavarian state coat of arms

H.M. King Ludwig II of Bavaria (1845 - 1886) seal, gold mounting decorated in relief, the handle formed of a large cut amethyst, the seal surface made of carnelian with deeply chiselled, large Bavarian state coat of arms

Necklace with vulture pendant, from the tomb of Tutankhamun (c.1370-1352 BC) New Kingdom (gold encrusted with lapis lazuli and cornelian)

Necklace with vulture pendant, from the tomb of Tutankhamun (c.1370-1352 BC) New Kingdom (gold encrusted with lapis lazuli and cornelian)

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