from The Wild Orchid
While we were in England, we saw the lovely crown jewels, the wonderful gowns and other royal fittings. We also saw some of them in miniature. The items below come in Souvenir Quality and Collector Quality . The Souvenir Quality contain jeweled major stones with the smaller stones simulated. The Collector Quality are fully jeweled. All are one inch scale.
In addtion to the single crowns we also have a number of fine sets (see below).
More information on the Crown Jewels can be found here,
which is a part of The Official Site of the British Monarchy.
The Crown Jewels of England!
This Souvenir Set contains St. Edward's Crown (gold), the Imperial State Crown (silver) and the Sovereign's Sceptre in a protective plastic box. One of the best English souvenirs! But the best part is that they are in 1 inch to 12 inch scale! Price for the set is $35.00 (Item CRUKSS1) St. Edward's Crown (Item CRUKS1) and the Imperial State Crown (Item CRUKS2) are contained in the set above, but are also available alone. They are approximately 1 5/16" (33 mm) tall and 1¼" (32 mm) in diameter. Price is $15.00 each (souvenir editions).
(Click here for the grand 7 Piece Coronation Set.)
Prince of Wales Crown of 1911
This unusual coronet, known as a "chaplet," was made for Edward VIII (later the Duke of Windsor) - for his investiture as Prince of Wales, at Caernarvon Castle in Wales in 1911. The orignal is designed with daffodils and roses and is set with pearls and amethyst. This 1" scale piece fits nicely on dolls of this scale. 5/16" (7 mm) tall, 3/4" (20 mm) in diameter. Price is $24.00 (Item CRUKC22)
We also have the Spencer Tiara, worn by Lady Diana Spencer at her wedding to Prince Charles. Unfortunately, the photo does not do it justice. Another piece that fits 1" scale dolls. Price is $22.00 (Item CRUKC6).
Queen Victoria's Small Crown
In 1870, Queen Victoria, finding the Imperial State Crown too heavy, designed and commissioned this delightful small, Tudor style crown to be made, using diamonds from her personal collection. Many portraits and sculptures show her wearing it high on her bun hairstyle. 5/8" (15 mm) tall and 1/2" (12 mm) in diameter. Price $24.00 (Item CRUKC7)
Ampulla and Spoon
* Information on the Crown Jewels is provided by Crowns & Regalia, Ltd., London