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Crown of Queen Mary

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Subject: Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom, Mary of Teck, Imperial Crown of India, Circlet, Crown of Faustin I
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Crown of Queen Mary

Queen Mary wearing her crown, minus its arches, as a circlet.

The Crown of Queen Mary was the coronation of George and Mary in 1911.

The crown was made by Garrard & Co and contains around 2,200 diamonds. It contained the Koh-i-Noor diamond as well as Cullinan III and Cullinan IV. In 1914 they were replaced by crystal models. It contained eight half-arches.

Unlike many earlier coronation crowns, it was specially constructed so that its arches could be removed, allowing it to be worn as a circlet.

Many of the stones from the crown were used in the 1937 King George VI.

Queen Mary used her crown in circlet form at the Queen Elizabeth II.

Since Queen Mary's death on 24 March 1953 her crown has remained unworn.

Queen Mary's Delhi Durbar diadem was inherited by Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and is now the personal property of Queen Elizabeth II. This tiara with all the major stones removed, was loaned by the Queen to the Duchess of Cornwall during a state dinner at Buckingham Palace.

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