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The Cullinan I white diamond, cut from the largest gem quality diamond ever found. It was set in the British royal scepter and is currently in the London Tower with the other jewels of the British crown. #Diamonds #AntiqueJewelry

The Cullinan I white diamond, cut from the largest gem quality diamond ever found. It was set in the British royal scepter and is currently in the London Tower with the other jewels of the British crown.

ORLOV DIAMOND~one of the biggest and most famous Imperial jewels known since 1784.The diamond could probably be the part of Great Mogul Diamond. In 1773 Grigoriy Orlov presented the jewel to Catherine II of Russia in her birthday, in a simple flowers bouquet trying to return her love; the present became outstanding within a few days as none of European monarchs has got the equal jewel in the collection. The diamond became a part of Russian Imperial scepter ca 1775.

The Orlov Diamond (Catherine the Great’s crown jewel) The Armory at the Moscow Kremlin is home to Catherine the Great’s imperial scepter, which is set with a huge, green-tinted diamond, with 180 facets and a weight of carats.

Diamond necklace belonging to Queen Elizabeth II

This undated image made available by the Royal Collection shows the South Africa Necklace and Bracelet, part of a exhibition of royal gems being staged to mark the Queen's reign at the Queen's gallery, Buckingham Palace.

A list of heads of royal families, royal heads of state and their heirs.

CROWNS~The British Crown Jewels are a symbol of monarchy for the British people. They have been used by Kings and Queens since 1661 or earlier.

The Vladimir Tiara, Russia, c.1890 Made for Grand Duchess Vladimir, aunt of the last Russian Tsar Nicholas II, the tiara was smuggled out of Russia during the Revolution by a British diplomat. In 1921 it was sold by the Grand Duchess’s daughter, Princess Nicholas of Greece, to Queen Mary, who adapted the tiara to take fifteen of the celebrated Cambridge emeralds as an alternative to the original pearls. The tiara was inherited by The Queen from her grandmother Queen Mary in 1953.

Vladimir Tiara with pearls, Russia, made for Grand Duchess Vladimir. Sold in 1921 to Queen Mary of England who adapted it to take 15 of the celebrated Cambridge emeralds.

A close up of the Vlad tiara, sans pearls or emeralds.

Royal Jewels

HM Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain wearing The Grand Duchess Vladimir Tiara, worn "empty", and The Nizam of Hyderabad Necklace, and The Kensington Brooch

The Russian Crown Jewels.  The crown at the top of the picture is Catherine the Great's Coronation Crown.

Imperial Crown of Russia created for the coronation of Catherine the Great, Russian Crown Jewels

The crown of Margaret of York

Assistant Curator at the Tower of London, Anna Keay, holds the century crown of Margaret of York. The crown left England in 1468 and is one of only two English Medieval crowns that survived the Civil War and is now kept in Aachen Cathedral in Germany

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