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The Crown Jewels, part of the Royal Collection, are the most powerful symbols of the British Monarchy.
The Crown Jewels of England is a collection of some of the most expensive and beautiful pieces of royal decoration in the entire world.
Included in this collection are sceptres, orbs, rings, swords and many others. These items are really old and date back through hundreds of years.
The Crown Jewels include the royal crowns that are used at the coronation of a new king or queen.
St Edward's Crown St Edward's Crown is one of the oldest of British Crown Jewels. The crown takes its name from St Edward the Confessor, although the present crown is in fact a reconstruction made for the coronation of King Charles II in 1661.
The Imperial State Crown The Imperial State Crown includes many precious gems (2.868 diamonds, 273 pearls, 17 sapphires, 11 emeralds, and 5 rubies). It’s one of the youngest crowns in the collection – made in 1937.
The Sovereign's Sceptre The Sovereign's Sceptre with Cross was originally made for the coronation of King Charles II in 1661. It is a sign of king’s power.
The Sovereign's Orb The Sovereign's Orb is made from gold and set with over 600 precious stones and pearls. The Monarch holds the Orb in the left hand, the Sceptre with the Cross in the right hand.
The Jewel House The Crown Jewels are displayed to millions of visitors every year at the Jewel House.
The Tower of London The royal treasure is guarded by Yeomen Warders (‘Beefeaters’) in the Tower of London.
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