The Coronation Crown Miniature Set 12 Piece by Crowns & Regalia
- 1/12th Scale miniature replicas
- Made in England
- Cast in fine English Pewter
- 24ct Gold and palladium plated pieces
- Velvet hat inserts
- Faux Ermine rims
- Hand finished with bohemian crystals and enamelled detailing
- Packaged in a presentation box
- Story card included
The 12-piece Coronation Crown Miniature Set is a magnificent collection that showcases twelve of the main pieces used in the Coronation of a British Monarch. Each item holds immense historical and symbolic significance, representing the enduring traditions and grandeur of the British monarchy.
At the heart of the set is the St. Edward's Crown, crafted in gold. This iconic crown, made for Charles II in 1661, is believed to house the ancient crown of Edward the Confessor. Adorned with precious and semi-precious stones, it is a symbol of regal authority and continuity.
The Imperial State Crown, another remarkable piece in the set, contains extraordinary gems such as the Black Prince's Ruby, the Stuart Sapphire, and the awe-inspiring 2nd Star of Africa Diamond, weighing 317.40 carats. With over 3,000 precious gems and pearls, this crown represents the magnificence of the British monarchy.
The Sovereign's Sceptre with the Cross, made for Charles II in 1661 and altered in 1910, features the renowned 1st Star of Africa Diamond, the largest diamond in the world, weighing 530 carats. This sceptre symbolises the sovereign's authority and role as the Defender of the Faith.
Included in the set is the Sovereign's Orb, created in 1661 for Charles II, which represents the sovereign's duty as the protector of the faith.
The Commonwealth Bracelets, also known as Armills, were a gift to Queen Elizabeth II for her coronation in 1953. These bracelets signify the unity and shared heritage of the Commonwealth nations.
The Set also features the Coronation Ring, crafted for William IV in 1831 and worn by all monarchs except Queen Victoria. It is a symbol of the commitment and responsibility of the sovereign to the nation.
The Ampulla and Anointing Spoon, two of the oldest and spiritually significant pieces used in the coronation ceremony, play a crucial role. The Ampulla contains Holy oil, which the Archbishop pours into the anointing spoon and anoints the new sovereign.
The George IV Diadem was created for the coronation of George IV in 1820 but was notably worn by Queen Victoria and Queen Elizabeth II on ceremonial state occasions.
The Sceptre with the Dove, made for the coronation of Charles II in 1661, is held by the sovereign during the crowning and stands for peace and divine authority.
The Jewelled Sword, encrusted with precious gems, holds the distinction of being the most valuable sword in the world.
The Sword of State, dating back to 1677, features a scabbard covered in red velvet adorned with the emblems of the rose, thistle, harp, fleur-de-lys, portcullis, and the Royal arms of William and Mary.
Crafted with meticulous attention to detail in fine English pewter, each piece in the 12-piece Set is a testament to the rich history and pageantry associated with British coronations. The collection is presented beautifully in a display box, ensuring that these regal treasures can be admired and appreciated for generations to come.