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In 1907, the Great Star of Africa was given to King Edward VII of England and set into the Royal Scepter. #The Royal Scepter is still used today by Queen Elizabeth

The part of the scepter of Ekaterina II Russian Empress. The head of the scepter is crowned by one of the biggest diamonds in the world, Orlov that was presented to Ekaterina by her favorite Grigori Orlov


The Queen wears Cullinan diamonds at Diamond Jubilee Service

The Sovereign's Sceptre with Cross that is set with the largest of the Cullinan diamonds known as the Star of Africa or Cullinan I that weighs 530.2 carats. The Sceptre is part of the Crown Jewels. britain tiara came from south africa

The Imperial State Crown (1937) is worn by the Queen at each State Opening of Parliament. One of the youngest crowns in the collection, it holds a number of much older gems. The crown was remade in 1937 after the previous frame weakened under the weight of the gemstones.

The Dresden Green Diamond is a 41 carats (8.2 g) natural green diamond, which probably originated in the Kollur mine in the state of Andhra Pradesh in India.

The most famous pieces of the Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom with the Sceptre with the Cross at the bottom and St Edward's Crown at the front left. Kept safely in the Tower of London, when not in use by the Sovereign.

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The Queen of style: The beautiful gowns and precious jewellery that have made the Queen the very image of royalty

The wedding dress of Princess Elizabeth to her third cousin, Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten

The Cullinan Diamond - When it was discovered in South Africa, the Cullinan was the largest diamond ever found. It was cut into more than 100 smaller pieces, the nine largest of which belong to the British Royal Family. - See more: video about the cutting, nine numbered Cullinan pieces

The Stewart Sapphire, which had been owned by the Royal House of Scotland for centuries, was also given to George III. The original owner of the sapphire was reputed to have been King Alexander II of Scotland, who had it set into his crown for his coronation in 1214. Edward I of England took the sapphire along with the Stone of Scone in 1296, during his invasion of Scotland. His grandson, King Edward III, later returned the jewel to his brother-in-law David II of Scotland.

Watch and chatelaine, by Hippolyte Téterger, French (Paris), ca. 1870-78. Gold, platinum, and diamonds.

The Stuart Tiara - part of the Crown Jewels of the Netherlands containing 900 diamonds, the largest being the over 39 carat Stuart Diamond, that originates from the 1690's.

Poltimore Tiara from The Most Expensive Royal Jewels Ever This tiara was worn by Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon on several occasions (including her wedding) and is worth somewhere between $275,000 and $370,000.

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E is for Emerald!

Marjorie Merriweather Post’s platinum brooch from the 1920′s, featuring a spectacular 60 carat carved Mughal emerald surrounded by diamonds which is now owned by the Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

The Queen Mother's Crown This magnificent piece contains one of the most exquisite gems in the world - the legendary Koh-i-noor diamond. Koh-i-noor, or "Mountain of Light", is said to be a great source of fortune for its female owner, but brings bad luck to a man. Queen Elizabeth wore this for her coronation alongside her husband, King George VI.