Diamond engagement rings are worn by millions of lucky ladies every day as a sign of their commitment to one man, they are available in a wide range of styles and designs to suit the tastes of a multitude of women all wanting something a little different. Recently diamonds have been at the height of conversation as we here in the UK prepare for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, which will take place in June this year.
One of the many preparations has involved the spectacular Crown Jewels going up on display in the Tower of London for all to see. The jewels are used traditionally at the coronation of a monarch; they hold some of the world’s most famous and impressive diamonds and date back to the 12th century. The collection includes the amazing Imperial State Crown which is set with 2969 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires and 11 emeralds. Other items that are involved in a coronation include diamond rings, swords, orbs, sceptres, bracelets and ropes.
Among the famous diamonds on display in the Tower is the First Star of Africa which is mounted at the top of the Sovereign's Sceptre, it is the largest flawless cut diamond in the world, weighing in at an impressive 545 carats. The Lesser Star of Africa, weighing 317 carats is set in the Imperial State Crown, both were cut from the Cullinan diamond, which was the largest rough diamond ever found.
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