Gem-studded headpieces are traditional, so jewelers in Britain have been readying new styles as well as special creations to mark the event.
LONDON — Some of the most valuable gems in the world, including the 530.2-carat Cullinan I diamond in the Sovereign’s Scepter, will be showcased May 6 during the coronation of King Charles III and his queen consort, Camilla, in Westminster Abbey.
At the moment of his coronation, the king will wear St. Edward’s Crown, a 17th-century solid gold frame set with rubies, amethysts, sapphires, garnets, topazes and tourmalines. And the queen consort will be crowned with Queen Mary’s Crown, which was recently altered to include three diamonds totaling more than 175 carats
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