The Imperial Crown of India

  ★★ ★ top: The Imperial Crown of India made for the Delhi Durbar in 1911.

The Imperial Crown of India made for the Delhi Durbar in 1911.

This crown was specially made for King George V to wear at the Delhi Durbar of 1911, when he was ac­claimed Emperor of India, because the Imperial State Crown of England may not be taken out of the country. It will probably never be worn again and its significance now is purely historical. The crown has eight half-arches which spring from crosses patee and fleurs-de-lis and it contains a remarkably fine emerald, a number of other emeralds, sapphires, rubies and over 6000 diamonds.

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