King Charles’ Gem of a Coronation Crown
On Saturday, King Charles III of England will be crowned, with the 360-year-old St. Edward’s Crown. A massive piece, frame made of solid gold (22 karat), and set with 444 gemstones, including dozens of colorless topaz, giving the appearance of diamond – are there any diamond? Check the list (in the Daily Mail).
This article, found in the Daily Mail newspaper, a British tabloid, gives us primer on St. Edward’s Crown, including the list of what gems are there, how many, and the possible country of origin.
If you examine the list of gems said to be mounted to the crown, there is one gemstone that is conspicuously missing – DIAMOND! We ask again … Are there no diamonds in this crown?