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Millions Gear Up to Take in Queen’s Diamond Jubilee

Monday, 26 March 2012 12:02 by stonechicky

The tension is in the air (Credit:Red Diam)

The Queen’s diamond jubilee is just around the corner, and the excitement and tension is in the air. It could be felt all the way from England, where millions are getting ready for the annual ritual of observing the crown jewels.

Crowds who attend the festivities will get a glimpse of the jewels in improved lighting. The display, which attracts over 2.5 million visitors each year, will feature an assortment of crowns, swords, rings, and scepters – all the trappings of royalty glistening as brightly as ever.

One of the highlights of the exhibit is Queen Victoria’s small diamond crown, which contains 1,187 precious gemstones. This mainstay of the royal collection has been in the family for centuries. Indeed, many of the jewels were lost after the Civil War and were remade for Charles II’s coronation in 1661.

As if that weren’t enough, revelers can also take in a collection with some of the largest diamonds in the world. Some of the pieces even have over a thousand precious stones encrusted on them.

It seems London will be the center of the attention this year, what with the Diamond Jubilee coming just months before the highly anticipated Summer Olympics.

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