The Bohemian Crown of Queen Eliska. In 1303 she arrived in Prague and was crowned Czech and Polish queen. The crown is a unique piece of art, which has no parallels in the world. It is the only existing crown with eagles, which were an element of crown jewels after the 13th century, relating to the tradition of the empire.

The Bohemian Crown of Queen Eliska. In 1303 she arrived in Prague and was crowned Czech and Polish queen. The crown is a unique piece of art, which has no parallels in the world. It is the only existing crown with eagles, which were an element of crown jewels after the 13th century, relating to the tradition of the empire.

Spanish, or Spanish Colonial  Crown, early 17th century  Art Institute Chicago

Spanish, or Spanish Colonial Crown, early 17th century Art Institute Chicago

Charles IX of Sweden's Coronation Ring - 1607 - by Ruprecht Miller (German, d. 1624-31)

Charles IX of Sweden's Coronation Ring - 1607 - by Ruprecht Miller (German, d. 1624-31)

Corona

Corona

ca. 1285. Masque du gisant de Jeanne de Toulouse, provenant de l'abbatiale de Gercy à Varennes-Jarcy (Essonne)

ca. 1285. Masque du gisant de Jeanne de Toulouse, provenant de l'abbatiale de Gercy à Varennes-Jarcy (Essonne)

Ancient Greek diadem found in the Ukraine; c. 450 BC

Ancient Greek diadem found in the Ukraine; c. 450 BC

Mellerio tiara, 1911, at an exhibition, a beautiful, delicate kokoshnic, with open-work diamond panels, and scrolls work round circular diamonds.

Mellerio tiara, 1911, at an exhibition, a beautiful, delicate kokoshnic, with open-work diamond panels, and scrolls work round circular diamonds.

The crown of the Empress Kunigunde. One of the earliest known royal symbols is the Kunigunde crown. The crown belonged to the wife of the Emperor Henry II of Bavaria. This crown was made around the early 10th century before Bavaria became a kingdom. The principle gemstones in this crown are the large sapphires, which were believed to symbolize the wisdom of god. There are also amethysts, pearls, carnelians, peridots and topazes…

The crown of the Empress Kunigunde. One of the earliest known royal symbols is the Kunigunde crown. The crown belonged to the wife of the Emperor Henry II of Bavaria. This crown was made around the early 10th century before Bavaria became a kingdom. The principle gemstones in this crown are the large sapphires, which were believed to symbolize the wisdom of god. There are also amethysts, pearls, carnelians, peridots and topazes…

Diamond tiara, decorated with 12 carnations, foliage and flower buds with openwork, 14 large old cut diamonds, made by Joseph Chaumet, circa 1908, weight: 155 g

Diamond tiara, decorated with 12 carnations, foliage and flower buds with openwork, 14 large old cut diamonds, made by Joseph Chaumet, circa 1908, weight: 155 g

Crown of St. Wenceslaus: The crown was made in 1347 for the eleventh king of Bohemia (and Holy Roman Emperor) Charles IV. It is wrought of extremely pure gold and decorated with 19 sapphires, 44 spinels, 1 ruby, 30 emeralds and 20 pearls. Charles dedicated the crown to Saint Wenceslas, the patron saint of Bohemia

Crown of St. Wenceslaus: The crown was made in 1347 for the eleventh king of Bohemia (and Holy Roman Emperor) Charles IV. It is wrought of extremely pure gold and decorated with 19 sapphires, 44 spinels, 1 ruby, 30 emeralds and 20 pearls. Charles dedicated the crown to Saint Wenceslas, the patron saint of Bohemia

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