A Christie's employee looks up at a diamond, ruby, and pearl crown in London in 2005. The crown is set with 1,000 carats of white and yellow diamonds and was expected to fetch between 2.3 million and 3.3 million pounds at auction.
Stunning 1806, Queen of Bavaria crown contains huge pearls and large diamonds. As part of a republican Germany, Bavaria has not had a monarch since 1918 but the Bavarian Crown Jewels are still on show in the Treasury of the Residenz Palace in Munich
Essen crown. The small crown is the oldest surviving crown of lilies in Europe. It is stored for almost a millennium in the Essen treasury. It was used until the 16th century at the coronation of the Golden Madonna at the Candlemas on February 2nd. The gold band with 4 lilies is decorated with filigree patterns of coupled gold wires, set with pearls and precious stones. The crown was created at the second half of the 11th century. The origin of the crown is unclear.