This Wednesday, September 14, the coffin with the remains of Queen Elizabeth II left in an emotional procession from Buckingham Palace to Westminster. On the coffin, in addition to the royal standard, rested the Imperial Crown of State, also known as the crown of St. Edward, one of the most representative symbols of British royalty.
This piece of royal jewelry was manufactured in 1649, it is the most important of the royal family. Many centuries of history make it a priceless piece, although it does have a monetary value that not everyone could pay.
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How much is the Royal Crown worth?
The Imperial Crown is worth 4 million 519 thousand 709 dollars. It is a huge piece that weighs two kilos and is more than 30 centimeters high.
The crown consists of the velvet cap, ermine band, solid gold frame and gemstones, including rubies, amethysts, sapphires, garnets, topaz and tourmalines.
The site SavingSpot took it upon themselves to appraise the crown, from the gemstones that make up the crown to the velvet cap, the latter two being the most “economical” pieces.
The velvet cap is priced at $3 and the ermine piece at $34. For their part, the seven inlaid sapphires are worth more than 2 million 142 thousand dollars.