Plans for King Charles III’s coronation are now being made after his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, passed away earlier this month, and according to sources, the jewels shown in the historic occasion might be well worth £3.5 billion.
Express UK reports that the coronation of King Charles is now scheduled for next year and will undoubtedly include the £2.5 billion Imperial State Crown, which was last seen atop the Queen’s coffin together with the scepter and orb.
Both the Queen’s state funeral on September 19, 2022, and her coronation back in 1953 both included all three crown jewels.
The Sovereign’s Scepter with Cross, which contains the £400 million Cullinan I diamond, as well as the Sovereign’s Ring, which has an octagonal sapphire overlaid with four rectangular-cut and one square-cut ruby that form a cross, are both extraordinary pieces, according to UK jewelry retailer and expert Maxwell Stone.
It is quite challenging to evaluate the Coronation Regalia because of its rich history. It is worth an astounding £3.5 billion, in my estimation.
The St. Edward’s Crown, which has been used since 1661 to physically enthrone a new monarch, is reportedly valued around £3.6 million, according to Stone.
The Cullinan Diamond is set in the renowned Cross scepter, raising its estimated value to £700 million. The Sovereign’s Orb is estimated to be worth $175,000, and the Dove scepter is worth roughly £250,000.