Queen Victoria's Coronet, Great Britain
Made in 1870 for Queen Victoria, the tiny crown stands about 3 inches tall and was designed to be worn atop the mourning veil she donned following the death of her beloved husband, Prince Albert.
The Imperial Crown of India, Great Britain
The only British crown allowed to leave the country, the Imperial Crown was made for King George V for his trip to India to commemorate his coronation at the Delhi Durbar in 1911. Worn only once, the opulent crown features more than 6,000 diamonds and includes rubies, sapphires and emeralds.
Diamond Diadem, Great Britain
Originally created in 1821 for King George IV. A favorite of the Queen's, the stately crown features roses, thistles and shamrocks – the symbols of England, Scotland and Ireland.
The Great Imperial Crown, Russia
The Great Imperial Crown was made by a skilled court jeweller Jeremia Posier for the Empress Catherine II the Great's Coronation in 1762. It has a traditional shape and is made up of the two open hemispheres divided by a foliate garland and fastened with a low hoop. The crown is set with 5,000 selected Indian diamonds (some Russian sources state this number as 4,836) and and number fine, large white pearls. The crown is also decorated with one of the seven historic stones of the Russia's Diamond Collection - a large precious red spinel weighing 398.72 carats which was brought to Russia by Nicholas Spafary, the Russian envoy to China from 1675 to 1678.
Minor Imperial Crown, Russia
1801 Jewellers J. Duval and G. Duval. Brillants, silver. Height with the cross 13 cm
Farah, The Empress of Iran
Because the Imperial Jewels could not leave Iran, the construction of the Empress of Iran’s Crown had to take place in Teheran, although a replica was made for display in the Place Vendôme, the headquarters of Van Cleef & Arpels in Paris. It took Pierre Arpels over 20 trips and 6 months between Paris and Teheran before the completion of his illustrious job.