royals-and-quotes: Royal Crown – Tudor Imperia…

royals-and-quotes:

Royal Crown – Tudor Imperial State Crown

England (original crown: 1521; gold, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, diamonds, pearls, enamel). Replica made in 2012 of silver-gilt, rubies, sapphires, emeralds, rock crystal, pearls, enamel. Contains depiction of saints important to the English: St. George, St. Edmund, St. Edward the Confessor, King Henry VI (venerated as a saint in 16th-century England), and the Virgin and Child.