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Marking the King's Coronation

Coronation Jewellery

With the coronation of King Charles III we reflect on the gemstones that have the strongest ties to royal jewellery, and take a look at the wonderful pieces that reflect regal history, including sovereign pendants and coin inspired cufflinks.

The diamond coronation necklace made for Queen Victoria in 1858 has 25 graduated diamonds, with a large diamond pendant (the Lahore Diamond), as the centrepiece. It was worn not only by Queen Victoria, but alos Queen Alexandra, Queen Mary and Queen Elizabeth II at her own coronation in 1953.

During the coronation, the King and his Queen Consort will both be presented with a ring. A ruby and diamond cluster ring has been presented and worn by all Queen Consorts since 1902, initially made for the coronation of William IV and Queen Adelaide in 1831. The tradition of a ruby as the centre stone has been seen since the thirteenth century.

It is likely that rubies and diamonds will feature predominantly, alongside Queen Elizabeth's favourite, the pearl. One thing is for certain, any jewellery worn will be steeped in history, sometimes many centuries of drama ingrained in the gems and precious metals adorning the necks, wrists, ears and fingers of the Royal Family.

Sovereign Coins

For those who wish to carry a little piece of sovereign history with them, sovereign coins are perfect for collectors, and they can be stored, or worn as pendants and rings.

Sovereign coins are gold and produced by the Royal Mint of England. With the current Monarch displayed on the coin. A sovereign can be full or half, with the half simply being worth half as much as the full coin. In 1489 the first sovereign coin was made for Henry VII.

Shop our Regal Collection here, including sovereign coins, ruby and diamond jewellery and jewellery with royal connections and save 10% with the code CORONATION10.