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London jewelry house DeBeers has created a crown for the Queen's diamond jubilee. The Talisman comprises 974 diamonds — 797 of them are polished; 177 are rough — and required over 100 hours to complete.

London jewelry house DeBeers has created a crown for the Queen's diamond jubilee. The Talisman comprises 974 diamonds — 797 of them are polished; 177 are rough — and required over 100 hours to complete.

This is a reproduction of the crown worn by the infamous Henry VIII, the powerful plus-sized king with many wives.  The original was made either for Henry VIII or his father Henry VII and was worn by subsequent Tudor and Stuart monarchs up until it was broken apart & melted down at the Tower of London in 1649 under the orders of Oliver Cromwell (when the monarchy was abolished and replaced by the Protectorate).   The original crown was made of solid gold and inset with various rubies...

The Lost Crown of the Tudors and Stuarts

This is a reproduction of the crown worn by the infamous Henry VIII, the powerful plus-sized king with many wives. The original was made either for Henry VIII or his father Henry VII and was worn by subsequent Tudor and Stuart monarchs up until it was broken apart & melted down at the Tower of London in 1649 under the orders of Oliver Cromwell (when the monarchy was abolished and replaced by the Protectorate). The original crown was made of solid gold and inset with various rubies...

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

Tower of London: Facts & History

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

Locket ring of Queen Elizabeth I. (gold with enamel, rubies, diamonds & mother-of-pearl). The top portrait is likely of her mother, Ann Boleyn, the other is a profile of Elizabeth herself.

Locket ring of Queen Elizabeth I. (gold with enamel, rubies, diamonds & mother-of-pearl). The top portrait is likely of her mother, Ann Boleyn, the other is a profile of Elizabeth herself.

The Crown of the Queens of Bavaria, which was made for the then queen, Karoline of Baden and which contains huge pearls and large diamonds.

The Crown of the Queens of Bavaria, which was made for the then queen, Karoline of Baden and which contains huge pearls and large diamonds.

England's Crown Jewel collection. Saw this at the Tower of London. Many are missing in February when they are taken out to be cleaned by the Royal Jeweler.

England's Crown Jewel collection. Saw this at the Tower of London. Many are missing in February when they are taken out to be cleaned by the Royal Jeweler.

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