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The Imperial State Crown, made for the coronation of George VI in 1937, contains 2,868 diamonds, 11 emeralds, 17 sapphires,  rubies and 273 pearls, and is nearly identical to Queen Victoria's State Crown of 1838.  Royal Collection Trust.

The Imperial State Crown, made for the coronation of George VI in 1937, contains 2,868 diamonds, 11 emeralds, 17 sapphires, rubies and 273 pearls, and is nearly identical to Queen Victoria's State Crown of 1838. Royal Collection Trust.

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Daniel Robuck
King George I's Crown of State, print by Giuseppe Grisoni (1699-1769), 1718. Bijoux, Korn, Crown, Royal, Inspirasi, Crown Pictures, Tiaras, Royal Jewels, Crown Royal

A watercolour of King George Is Crown of State, with a detailed description inscribed by John Talman, below. Signed and dated, lower right: Iosephs Grisoni delin: 1718. Talman commissioned Grisoni and other Italian artists to make detailed watercolours of jewels, regalia, vestments and curiosities. This is Grisonis only known drawing of English jewels from the period 1715-18 when he was living in England. It is not known if Grisoni or Talman had access to the Crown of State itself, or…

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Heidi Kent
The Imperial State Crown, commissioned for the Coronation of King George VI on 12 May 1937, from the Crown Jewellers, Garrard & Co. Four large pear-shaped pearls in rose-diamond caps, known as 'Queen Elizabeth's Earrings'. Bijoux, English, La Paz, Feather Pendant, Royal Jewels, Star Of Africa, Tiaras And Crowns, Royal Crown Jewels, Crown Royal

The Imperial State Crown is formed from an openwork gold frame, mounted with three very large stones, and set with 2868 diamonds in silver mounts, largely table-, rose- and brilliant-cut, and coloured stones in gold mounts, including 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds and 269 pearls. At the front of the crown band is the large cushion-shaped brilliant, Cullinan II, the second largest stone cut from the Cullianan Diamond (also known as the Second Star of Africa). At the back of the band is the large…

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Brandon Register-Watford