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The passing of Elizabeth I in revealed that the ring she wore most of her adult life opened -- inside were portraits of herself and her mother Anne Boleyn who was beheaded in 1536 by King Henry VIII. Elizabeth had kept the contents of the ring a secret.

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.

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Why the Queen's Diamonds Are Truly Remarkable

Formerly known as The Krupp Diamond, The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond is a rare D color (Type IIa) VS1 clarity diamond weighing 33.19 carats. The stone was a gift from Richard Burton, who purchased it in 1968 for $3,000.000. Christie's selling estimate is $300 000 000, but it is anticipated the diamond will sell for much more.

Formerly known as The Krupp Diamond, The Elizabeth Taylor Diamond is a rare D color (Type IIa) VS1 clarity diamond weighing 33.19 carats. The stone was a gift from Richard Burton, who purchased it in 1968 for $3,000.000. Christie's selling estimate is $300 000 000, but it is anticipated the diamond will sell for much more.

From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault: The Vanguard Rose Brooch belonging to HM Queen Elizabeth II

From Her Majesty's Jewel Vault: The Vanguard Rose Brooch belonging to HM Queen Elizabeth II

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Royal Jewels

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THE ROMANOVS JEWELS ~ the famous ring of Elizabeth I, set up with earrings (see later pin)

THE ROMANOVS JEWELS ~ the famous ring of Elizabeth I, set up with earrings (see later pin)

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