Miniature Europe's Royal Crowns Set of 10
Heritage That Touches People's Heart
The royals have always been beyond reach of the common people. It represents power, status, regal, wealth and luck. These crowns were once kept in the halls of the royals, seen only by the lucky few, and the replicas cost up to millions of US dollars. To allow our dear collectors to own these treasures, we have the crowns scaled down to 1/12. Together with the portraits of the Kings and Queens, minted with pure gold, this collection is the first of its kind. Owning these ten crowns are believed to bring you luck, prosperities and the perfect things in life.
Despite the weight of a gold crown, there was never a king who volunteering gave up his. The rarity of gold are so alluring that rulers of the ages loved to have their portraits cast in gold. The masters of the art crafted these scaled crowns in the most exquisite manner, and every piece is studded with high grade crystal diamonds, internationally renowned Swarovski crystals, and woven with the finest fabrics. Up to 60 days of high quality work went into every crown, with every piece immaculately crafted from a single piece of precious metal. Each crown comes with its display stand, and can be displayed singly, or all ten members displayed together in the display cabinet.
The ten highly prized crowns from Europe that touches people's heart
1a. The Imperial State Crown 1926
Includes the Black Princess Ruby and Star of Africa diamond. Worn by the monarch at the end of the coronation ceremony, and annually at the State Opening of Parliament. A sapphire set in the Maltese Cross at the top of the crown is said to have been taken from a ring found on the finger of Edward the Confessor when he was reinterred at Westminster Abbey by Henry II in 1163. The crown contains over 2800 precious gems and pearis.
1b. The Crown of Rudolph II of Austria 1552-1612
The Crown was one of the best examples of the art of the Renaissance goldsmiths. In 1602 Rudolf II commissioned a new crown to be made by the court Goldsmith in Prague. On the demise of the Holy Roman Empire in 1806 the crown become known as the crown of the Emperor of Austria.
1c. The Crown of Hohenzollern, Germany 1859-1941
The Hohenzollern Crown was made by the Court Crown jewellers for Kaiser William II as Emperor of Germany in 1888. It contains a large sapphire, cut encabuchon, supporting a diamond studded cross, plus a 142 rose cut diamonds, 18 brilliant diamonds and 8 large pearls. During the World War II it was hidden bricked up in a wall in the crypt of a church, but was found and fortunately returned to the Hohenzollern family. It is currently kept at the family residence of the Schloss Hohenzollern.
1d. The St Edward's Crown 1630-1685
The first was believed to have belonged to Edward the Confessor. The second was the crown which replaced it in 1661. The original St. Edward crown was kept at Westminster Abbey. From 1702 until the early 19th Century the crown was not actually used for the Coronation, but was instead only carried in the procession as a symbolic object. At Queen Victoria Coronation in 1838 it did not even leave the Tower of London.
1e. Coronation Crown of Henri IV, France 1553-1610
Henri IV was crowned at Chartres by Nicolas de Truo, the bishop of that town on 1593. He was not anointed with oil from Holy Ampulla but with another holy oil which came from Marmoutier. The headband of plain gold, was ornamented with six oval red enamels, imitating rubies, six blue ones for sapphire, interspersed with twenty-four little white enamel balls.
1f. The Imperial Crown of Russia 1729-1796
The Crown of Russia was created by the court jeweller Jeremie Pauzie in 1762 for the coronation of Catherine II. It was not completed in time for use at the ceremony, but was later used as the Imperial Crown of Russia until 1917. The crown is based upon an ancient Byzantine design-2 half spheres representing the eastern and western Empires of Rome, connected by a garland of oak leaves and acorns which represent the temporal power of the monarchy.
1g. The Royal Crown of Charlemagne, France 742-814
The Crown was the most precious item in the Treasury of the Royal Abbey of Saint-Denis. Baron Pinoteau has advanced the theory, brilliantly argued, that this crown had been made for philippe II Auguste at the same time as another crown, similar in shape that it is these two crowns that appeared on 1534 inventory of Saint-Denis as the coronation crowns of the King and Queen of France.
1h. The Crown of August II of Saxony, Poland 1670-1733
In 1697 Frederick August, known as August the Strong. Elector of Saxony become King of Poland. His opponent to his claim to the Polish throne was Louis Prince of Conti, who lost the vote of the Polish nobles and stole the Crown jewels in spite of theirs being hidden in Lubwola. As a result a new set had to be made for the coronation of August II in Cracow. The Crown is now on display in the Royal Castle of Dresden. exhibited in the Dresden Royal Castle.
1i. The Crown of Prussia, Germany 1657-1713
Made by the Court jewellers for King Frederick I of Prussia in 1701, who was crowned in Konigsberg. The crown was also used for the coronation of Frederick William I and his son, Frederick II, better known as Frederick the Great. He was a very frugal monarch and although the crown was presented at his coronation, it was not worn.
1j. The Crown of Napoleon Bonaparte of France 1769-1821
The crown of Napoleon Bonaparte was made in 1804 for his coronation. The crown was never worn but was carried in coronation procession by Marshall Kelleman. This crown represents the link between the ancient Emperor Charlemagne and Napoleonic Empire.
The first ever limited edition "Miniature Replicas of Europe's Royal Crowns" is now available! These are imperial crowns of immense value, beauty and craftsmanship, revered the world over. The experts had valued these ten members of the royal crowns to be worth in excess of 100 billion US dollars; valuable enough to purchase an entire country.
With frame: 108mm x 60mm , Pure Gold size: 90mm x 60mm , Full size: 600mm
Miniature Europe's Royal Crowns Set of 10 RM1428