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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 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 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 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 Steinmetz Pink was discovered in southern Africa and is the largest Fancy Vivid Pink diamond known in the world. It weighs 59.60 carats and has been graded as Internally Flawless. gem jewelry

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

110-carats and with an equally prodigious history, the Cullinan yellow asscher-cut diamond, The glorious yellow diamond originated in South Africa, making its way to the British crown jewels in 1907 under King Edward VII.

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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 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.

*A Victorian opal and diamond cluster pendant by West & Son, Dublin, c.1870. The central round white opal cabochon of estimated weight 2.60 carats in a stepped surround of old brilliant cut diamonds of estimated total weight 5.40 carats. Detachable brooch, pendant and hair piece fittings in original box. Yellow gold and silver.

made for Queen Adelaide of Sachsen-Meiningen (1792-1849), wife of King William IV (1756-1837). This crown was used for just one coronation ceremony. After this, all jewels were removed and re-used to make other jewelry.

Princess Margaret’s amazing tiara, which wasn’t a royal heirloom and was bought specifically for the Princess just before her wedding for around £5,000. It’s known as the Poltimore tiara as it was made in 1870 by Garrards for Lady Poltimore.

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Jewellery fit for a Queen: Monarch to unveil collection of private treasures in time for 2012 Jubilee The Queen's Coronation necklace and earings made in 1858 for Queen Victoria and worn by four different queens at their own coronations,

RUBY AND DIAMOND PARURE, 1820s AND LATER The necklace designed as a series of ribbon scrolls set with old-mine, cushion- and rose-cut diamonds, each set to the centre with a cushion-shaped ruby in a cut-down collet and accented with a pair of ruby and diamond florets, interspersed with old-mine diamond trefoil sprigs, length approximately 395mm, accompanied by a tiara frame, a pair of pendent earrings en suite and a ring, size 48, fitted case,