George IV State Diadem Royalty Tiaras

Bijoux de reinesw_coverOne of the most reconognized tiaras is the George IV State Diadem because it is featured on much of the money in several countries. It was designed in 1820 by Rundell, Bridge and Rundell for the coronation of King George IV . The diadem was also worn during the coronation of Queen Victoria, and later Queen Elizabeth II. The diadem includes 1333 diamonds weighing 325.75 carats and also has 169 beautiful pearls along its base. Its design features shamrocks, the symbols of England, Scotland and Ireland.

The George IV State Diadem is featured on the banknotes of the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, Bermuda, Hong Kong, British Honduras, the British Caribbean Territories currency board (consisting of Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Anguilla, Saba, St Kitts and Nevis, Antigua, St Lucia, Dominica, St Vincent and the Grenadines, British Guyana and the British Virgin Islands), Mauritius, Southern Rhodesia, Cyprus, Rhodesia and Nyasaland, Fiji, Belize, the Bahamas, Malta, Malaya and North Borneo, and Jamaica.

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