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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 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 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 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 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