August 29th, 2007

The Crown Jewels: Coronation Rings & More

crown jewelsThe Royal Crown Jewels of the various nations are one of the most popular collections in the world. Did you know that long before Diamond Engagement Rings became a standard part of most marriages, coronation rings were given to Sovereigns, male or female, as a symbol of their “marriage” to the nation? For example, in the UK, the Coronation Ring is also known as the Wedding Ring of England. They usually contain Rubies or Sapphires with Diamonds.

In light of the recently claimed “largest” Rough Diamond in the world, twice as big as The Cullinan, I thought you may like to see a couple of the Polished Diamonds that came out of the Cullinan. I’ve also added a picture of the famous Koh I Noor Diamond:

  • Cullinan I
    The Cullinan I, 530 carats appearing in the Royal Sceptre
    (see picture below as well)
  • Cullinan I mounted in Sceptre
  • 317 carat cullinan II
    Royal Crown
    includes 317 carat Cullinan II
  • The Queen of England
    The Queen
  • Koh I Noor
    Koh I Noor Diamond

One Response to “The Crown Jewels: Coronation Rings & More”

  1. Cecily says:

    Your crown jewels pic was really helpfull!! I am doing my project on the tower of London!!

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