Queen Elizabeth wearing the Imperial State Crown
United Kingdom: The Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom are among the most exquisite in the world.
The set consists of: the crowns, sceptres (with either the cross or the dove), orbs, swords, rings, spurs, columbium sindonis, dalmatic, armill, and the royal robe or pall, as well as several other objects connected with the ceremony.
Shown is the Imperial State Crown, which was made for King George VI in 1937. The crown has 2,868 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, and five rubies set in it.
Another crown in the set, The Crown of The Queen Mother, has the 105-carat Koh-i-Noor diamond, one of the largest in the world, set in it.
Image courtesy: Reuters
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