The Queen’s Reign in Jewels: The Imperial State Crown

June 13, 2022

According to Royal Central:

At the centre of the cross on the front is one of the oldest pieces of jewellery in the royal collection: The Black Prince’s Ruby, which was gifted to the Prince of Wales (also known as The Black Prince) in 1367 by Pedro the Cruel, the King of Castile.

The cushion-shaped brilliant diamond set on the front band…was cut from the Cullinan Diamond. At the back, a sapphire known as the Stuart Sapphire is set.

Among the jewels included in the Imperial State Crown… are 2,868 diamonds, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, 269 pearls, and 4 rubies.

To read the entire article on Royal Central, please click here.

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