A small "Queen Victoria style" coronet made for the use of a queen. (Sweden)

A small "Queen Victoria style" coronet made for the use of a queen. (Sweden)

Queen Elizabeth II (right) received this regal headpiece from her grandmother Queen Mary (left). Since then, the crown always appears with the Queen in important events.

Queen Elizabeth II (right) received this regal headpiece from her grandmother Queen Mary (left). Since then, the crown always appears with the Queen in important events.

This version of the Imperial State Crown was worn by George V and is now housed in the Tower of London.<br />

This version of the Imperial State Crown was worn by George V and is now housed in the Tower of London.<br />

St. Louis Relic Crown of the Holy Thorns  The Louvre, Paris  Purchased in 1239 from the emperor of Constantinople

St. Louis Relic Crown of the Holy Thorns The Louvre, Paris Purchased in 1239 from the emperor of Constantinople

Lovely clear photo of the Musy tiara - Italian royal family - in its pearl rosette form

Lovely clear photo of the Musy tiara - Italian royal family - in its pearl rosette form

Official and Historic Crowns of the World and their Locations Crown of Louis XV 1722

Official and Historic Crowns of the World and their Locations Crown of Louis XV 1722

The “Crown of Charlemagne”Gold, cloisonné enamel, precious stones, pearlsEight hinged plates form the octagonal body of the imperial crown. Four smaller plates bear pictorial representations from the Old Testament in cloisonné enamel; the four main plates of differing sizes are decorated solely by precious stones and pearls in raised settings.

The “Crown of Charlemagne”Gold, cloisonné enamel, precious stones, pearlsEight hinged plates form the octagonal body of the imperial crown. Four smaller plates bear pictorial representations from the Old Testament in cloisonné enamel; the four main plates of differing sizes are decorated solely by precious stones and pearls in raised settings.

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