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The chemistry of the coronation crowns


Infographic on the chemistry of the coronation crowns: St Edward's Crown, the Imperial State Crown, and Queen Mary's Crown. The graphic shows the various gemstones in each crown and provides a brief description.
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As England celebrates the coronation of King Charles III this weekend, the crowns would be the centre of consideration. Mixed, the three crowns used within the ceremony include virtually 6,000 gem stones — this graphic takes a have a look at their chemical compositions.

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