King Charles III, Queen Consort Camilla, and the Princess of Wales:The King’s coronation at Westminster Abbey in London on Saturday, May 6, 2023
Coronation Of King Charles III - Crown Jewels
During the ceremony, King Charles wore the St. Edward’s Crown, made in 1661 and set with rubies, amethysts, sapphires, garnet, topazes, and tourmalines.
Imperial State Crown
After the coronation ceremony, as he prepared to appear before the public on the balcony of Buckingham Palace (just as his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, did at her coronation in 1953), he donned the Imperial State Crown, made by Garrard in 1937.
Official Jeweler: Garrard
The firm was appointed the first official Crown Jeweler in 1843
The State Crown
The state crown, which weighs about 2 pounds is set with 2,868 diamonds, 269 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, and four rubies—including the Black Prince’s Ruby, the Stuart Sapphire, and the Cullinan II diamond
Queen Consort Camilla in Queen Mary’s Crown
Camilla, meanwhile, wore her own massive coronet, Queen Mary’s Crown, created by Garrard for Queen Mary’s coronation in 1911
Queen Mary’s Crown
Set with 2,200 mainly brilliant-cut diamonds, the crown features an openwork band set at the front with a detachable rock crystal replica of the Cullinan IV, a large cushion-shaped diamond.
Camilla also wore a diamond necklace originally made by Garrard for Queen Victoria in 1858. Known as the Coronation Necklace, the jewel features diamonds cobbled together from multiple sources, including a 22.48-ct. pear-shaped diamond pendant known as the Lahore Diamond,
Catherine, Princess of Wales
The princess wore a pair of diamond and South Sea pearl earrings once owned by her late mother-in-law, Princess Diana, and a three-strand diamond necklace that belonged to Queen Elizabeth II, who died in September
Floral Crystal and Silver Headpiece
Catherine’s most visible jewel was a floral crystal and silver headpiece by Jess Collett x Alexander McQueen, to complement her custom Alexander McQueen dress
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