|The Crown Jewels are displayed to millions of visitors every year, and are guarded by Yeomen Warders (‘Beefeaters’) in the Tower of London. The Jewel House at the Tower has been used for the secure storage of the precious ceremonial objects since the early 14th century.||The Sovereign's Sceptre signifies temporal power. Gems include the 530 carat Cullinan I diamond.|
|The Imperial State Crown incorporates many famous gemstones including the 317 carat Cullinan II diamond, Black Prince’s Ruby, the Stuart Sapphire, St Edward’s Sapphire and Queen Elizabeth’s Pearls. The Sovereign traditionally wears the Imperial State Crown at the conclusion of the coronation service, when leaving Westminster Abbey. It is also worn for the State Opening of Parliament.|
The St Edward's Crown is placed on the monarch's head at the actual moment of crowning by the Archbishop of Canterbury.
|The Sovereign's Orb weighs 1.32kg and is made from unmarked gold and set with over 600 precious stones and pearls. |
|The ampulla, dated 1661, is a golden eagle flask which holds the holy oil used in the anointing of the Sovereign during a coronation.|
King William's Coronation Ring.