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110-carat yellow diamond originated in South Africa, making its way to the British crown jewels in 1907 under King Edward VII.

110-carat yellow diamond originated in South Africa, making its way to the British crown jewels in 1907 under King Edward VII.

The Cullinan II or the Second Star of Africa, at 317.4 carats, is the fourth largest polished diamond in the world. Set in the Royal Crown of the British Crown Jewels.

Diamonds Are Not Always Forever….

The Cullinan II or the Second Star of Africa, at 317.4 carats, is the fourth largest polished diamond in the world. Set in the Royal Crown of the British Crown Jewels.

The Imperial State Crown (1937) is worn by the Queen at each State Opening of Parliament. One of the youngest crowns in the collection, it holds a number of much older gems. The crown was remade in 1937 after the previous frame weakened under the weight of the gemstones.

The Imperial State Crown (1937) is worn by the Queen at each State Opening of Parliament. One of the youngest crowns in the collection, it holds a number of much older gems. The crown was remade in 1937 after the previous frame weakened under the weight of the gemstones.

Duchess of Windsor's Ruby Set ;The union of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor lasted for 35 years until the Duke’s death in 1972. During the period, the former King lavished his wife with many exquisite gifts of jewellery which the Duchess wore to great effect. Pieces in this set were given at various times but each has a special meaning.

Duchess of Windsor's Ruby Set ;The union of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor lasted for 35 years until the Duke’s death in 1972. During the period, the former King lavished his wife with many exquisite gifts of jewellery which the Duchess wore to great effect. Pieces in this set were given at various times but each has a special meaning.

Today, the Cullinan I or the Great Star of Africa at 530.4 carats is mounted in the head of the Sceptre with the Cross, which is the British royal sceptre.

Diamonds Are Not Always Forever….

Today, the Cullinan I or the Great Star of Africa at 530.4 carats is mounted in the head of the Sceptre with the Cross, which is the British royal sceptre.

Queen Mary’s Girls of Great Britain & Ireland tiara; One of Queen Elizabeth’s favourite pieces of jewellery is the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara which is also referred to as “Granny’s Tiara”. It was a wedding gift to Elizabeth by her devoted grandmother Queen Mary in 1947 along with a number of other pieces

Queen Mary’s Girls of Great Britain & Ireland tiara; One of Queen Elizabeth’s favourite pieces of jewellery is the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara which is also referred to as “Granny’s Tiara”. It was a wedding gift to Elizabeth by her devoted grandmother Queen Mary in 1947 along with a number of other pieces

British Crown Jewels:  The Queen Consort's ring set with a large ruby, weighs 50.15 carats. The large ruby is surrounded by 14 round brilliant diamonds and set with rubies on the yellow gold shank. The ring was originally made in 1831 for Queen Adelaide at the coronation of her husband in 1831.

British Crown Jewels: The Queen Consort's ring set with a large ruby, weighs 50.15 carats. The large ruby is surrounded by 14 round brilliant diamonds and set with rubies on the yellow gold shank. The ring was originally made in 1831 for Queen Adelaide at the coronation of her husband in 1831.

The Cullinan I, or Great Star of Africa, weighs 530.4 carats and is part of the British Crown Jewels.

The Cullinan I, or Great Star of Africa, weighs 530.4 carats and is part of the British Crown Jewels.

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