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The Imperial Crown of India

The Imperial Crown of India was made for the Coronation of George V. as Emperor of India at Delhi in 1912. It is a finely designed crown of the usual English pattern, and bears a glittering array of emeralds, rubies, sapphires, 6,100 diamonds, and a very fine Indian ruby. It weighs 34.05 ounces (0.97 kg).

The crown was fashioned by Crown Jewellers, Garrard & Co, and cost 60,000. The considerable weight of the crown led King George to complain after the Durbar that his head hurt.

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