The Royal Forums Coat of Arms


Join The Royal Forums Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
  #121  
Old 12-17-2012, 03:30 AM
ldmemail's Avatar
Nobility
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Bath, United Kingdom
Posts: 258
Quote:
Originally Posted by Artemisia View Post


I have to disagree with you. In my view, everything that was left to the Crown (jewellery, works of Art, and so on) is now part of the Crown and cannot be considered the private property of the Monarch.
Maybe so; but my point is there does not appear to be any legislation concerning jewellery other than the Coronation Regalia ! :-)
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #122  
Old 12-17-2012, 03:34 AM
Artemisia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Posts: 5,424
Quote:
Originally Posted by ldmemail View Post
Maybe so; but my point is there does not appear to be any legislation concerning jewellery other than the Coronation Regalia ! :-)
That's true. Although that got me thinking, are there actually any legislations (laws) concerning the actual Crown Jewels, or it's just tradition they belong to the state? I only know of one document to the effect - the one the Prior of Westminster produced, maintaining Edward the Confessor had left his regalia in the Abbey's care to be used in the coronation of the future monarchs. And that document was a forgery.


EDIT: Just found how the Crown Regalia ended up in the possession of the state rather then the monarch: in 16054, James I issued a riyal decree declaring that the Crown Regalia (along with a number of other jewels and ornaments) was "indivisible from the Kingdom".
__________________

Reply With Quote
  #123  
Old 01-28-2013, 09:08 AM
Artemisia's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Yerevan, Armenia
Posts: 5,424
January 26 was the day the famous Cullinan Diamond was found.
Two of the most important Crown Jewels - The Imperial State Crown and the Sovereign's Sceptre with Cross - contain the two largest Cullinan stones:

Cullinan I (set in the Sovereign's Sceptre with Cross)
Cullinan II (set in the Imperial State Crown)

History of the Cullinan stone.


Images cropped from larger ones.
Attached Images
  
Reply With Quote
  #124  
Old 04-29-2013, 11:19 PM
Newbie
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Manchester, Canada
Posts: 1
where do all the jewels in the Imperial Crown come from?
Reply With Quote
  #125  
Old 05-03-2013, 11:59 PM
Warren's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 15,498
Most of the stones in the present Imperial State Crown came from Queen Victoria's Imperial State Crown. The crown is remodelled for each Monarch and if necessary additional stones would be bought from the Crown Jeweller or supplied by the Monarch. The empty crown frames of George I, George IV and Queen Victoria still exist and are kept in the Tower of London. The larger stones (eg St Edward's Sapphire, the Black Prince's Ruby [spinel], the Stuart Sapphire and Queen Elizabeth I's pearls) have survived over the centuries and just over 100 years ago the Cullinan II diamond, or Lesser Star of Africa (a whopping 317 carats) was added to the front of the crown.
__________________
Seeking information? Check out the extensive Royal A-Z
Reply With Quote
  #126  
Old 09-02-2013, 06:58 AM
An Ard Ri's Avatar
Super Moderator
Royal Blogger
 
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Westmeath, Ireland
Posts: 11,096
The Diamond Diadem

The Diamond Diadem | Royal Collection Trust
__________________
2nd of May 1302:Death of Blanche d'Artois,Queen and Regent of Navarre
Reply With Quote
  #127  
Old 09-03-2013, 08:58 PM
Baroness of Books's Avatar
Heir Apparent
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Bookstacks, United States
Posts: 5,772
Oh, the postage-stamp diadem!
__________________
A book should be either a bandit or a rebel or a man in the crowd..... D.H. Lawrence
Reply With Quote
  #128  
Old 12-14-2013, 09:39 PM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Conneaut, United States
Posts: 1,762
What jewelry did Princess Alexandra of Denmark receive from her parents, Christian and Louise, when she married the Prince of Wales, Prince Albert Edward?
Inside the Crown of St. Edward is a velvet cap called a "Cap of Estate."
Henry VII first started wearing a crown over such a liner, presumably for greater comfort, and later all crowns worn by royalty on State occasions were set on a cap called the Cap of Estate.
Reply With Quote
  #129  
Old 06-05-2014, 09:19 PM
Warren's Avatar
Administrator
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Sydney, Australia
Posts: 15,498
Elizabeth II at the State Opening of Parliament, June 2014

1. HM wearing the Imperial State Crown
. . . . 2. & 3. HM wearing the Diamond Diadem of George IV
. . . . . . 4. The Imperial State Crown

Thumbnail images form cropped portions of much larger photographs.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	EIIR State Opening 2014 1.jpg
Views:	63
Size:	128.6 KB
ID:	291620   Click image for larger version

Name:	EIIR State Opening 2014 2.jpg
Views:	63
Size:	77.3 KB
ID:	291621   Click image for larger version

Name:	Imperial State Crown.jpg
Views:	72
Size:	107.1 KB
ID:	291624  
Attached Images
 
__________________
Seeking information? Check out the extensive Royal A-Z
Reply With Quote
  #130  
Old 07-19-2014, 09:02 PM
Commoner
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Eastvale, United States
Posts: 25
I saw the Crown Jewels in person, I was salivating and the Culllinan I and II were insanely huge.
Queen Victoria's Small Crown was so dainty


Sent from my iPad using The Royals Community mobile app
Reply With Quote
  #131  
Old 09-15-2014, 10:29 PM
Royal Highness
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Conneaut, United States
Posts: 1,762
Two of the four pearls dangling from the Imperial State Crown were once worn by Queen Elizabeth I.
It was interesting to learn that the pattern of oak leaves and acorns on the arches of the Imperial State Crown symbolize the oak tree at Boscobel in which King Charles II hid from Cromwell's troops after his defeat at Worcester.
Until 1962 the Imperial State Crown was conveyed to the Houses of Parliament in a closed carriage.
In 1962 the crown was conveyed in Queen Alexandra's State Coach.
What was the name of the closed carriage that originally conveyed the Imperial State Crown to the Houses of Parliament?
Reply With Quote
  #132  
Old 05-17-2015, 08:53 AM
Dman's Avatar
Majesty
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Midwest, United States
Posts: 8,517
The Queen returns Welsh Crown Jewels back to Wales-
The Queen returns Welsh Crown Jewels back to Wales
__________________
"If you are always trying to be normal you will never know how amazing you can be."

Dr. Maya Angelou
Reply With Quote
  #133  
Old 05-17-2015, 08:56 AM
Marty91charmed's Avatar
Heir Presumptive
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Near Verona and Venice, Italy
Posts: 2,941
Interesting... i think it was a thoughtful decision...
__________________

__________________
"Harry will be outstanding, you'll see"
Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
british monarchs, coronation, crown jewels, crowns, sword of state


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Danish Crown Jewels pdas1201 Official Royal Jewels 45 10-29-2014 02:35 PM
Iranian Crown Jewels pdas1201 Official Royal Jewels 101 02-15-2013 06:10 AM
French Jewels in the English Crown Ennyllorac Picture of the Month, Special Features, Blogs and Articles 5 03-25-2008 07:22 PM




Popular Tags
abdication belgium best outfit brussels carl philip countess of wessex crown prince frederik crown prince haakon crown princess mary crown princess mette-marit crown princess victoria current events death fashion fashion poll funeral infanta leonor infanta sofia jordan king felipe king felipe vi king harald king juan carlos king philippe king willem-alexander letizia margrethe ii maxima nobility official visit oranje-nassau picture of the week poland president gauck president hollande president komorowski prince carl philip prince daniel prince henrik princess charlene princess claire princess madeleine princess mary princess mette-marit princess of asturias queen fabiola queen letizia queen letizia daytime fashion queen letizia fashion queen letizia style queen margrethe ii queen mathilde queen maxima queen maxima fashion queen maxima style queen paola queen rania queen silvia queen sonja royal fashion sofia hellqvist spain spanish royals state visit stockholm sweden the hague visit wedding willem-alexander


Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002-2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 02:28 AM.

Social Knowledge Networks

eXTReMe Tracker
Powered by vBulletin
Copyright ©2000 - 2015
Jelsoft Enterprises

Royal News Delivered to your Email!

You can get the latest Royal News right in your inbox.

unsusbcribe at anytime with one click

Close [X]