The Imperial State Crown

Gay Ann Rogers Needlework

 

The Evolution of the Imperial State Crown

 

On the left is the Imperial State Crown as it was made for Queen Victoria's coronation. When Queen Elizabeth II wore it at her coronation 100+ years later, the crown had evolved into a shorter and lighter version and the shape changed.

 

Victoria's Crown

Complete kit (blue)

$118.00 including shipping.

 

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Elizabeth II's Crown

Complete kit (purple)

$118.00 including shipping.

 

 

 

Both Crowns

Complete kits

$210.00 including shipping.

 

 

 

Victoria's Crown

Instructions and Beads only

(no threads, no canvas)

$83.00 including shipping.

 

 

 

Elizabeth II's Crown

Instructions and Beads only

(no threads, no canvas)

$83.00 including shipping.

 

 

 

Needle Packet with Beading Needles and Thread

$14.50 including shipping

 

 

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Imperial State Crown

 

The Imperial State Crown made for Queen Victoria's coronation was different from the crown as it is today. Victoria's crown was taller, with blue velvet and the sapphire of St. Edward on the front.

 

After the discovery of the Cullinan diamond, the sapphire was moved to the back of the crown and now the lesser Cullinan diamond is on the front (the greater Cullinan diamond is on the scepter).

 

The crown was remodeled for the Coronation of Elizabeth II and it is now shorter and lighter, as you can see on the right.

Above: Queen Victoria wearing the Imperial State Crown

 

Above: Elizabeth II wearing the Imperial State Crown as it is today.

A note to Victoria people: notice EIIR is wearing the Garter Collar.

Why Did I Make Both Versions?

 

On the left is the Rolls Royce carrying the Imperial State Crown as it is today.  Once I found this photo of the crown as it is today riding along in sartorial splendor,  I couldn't resist making the modern version as well as Victoria's.

 

No, NO plans to make a portrait of anything other than the crown.....

Description: Two Crowns that are Really One

 

As I have stitched a crown for each of my queens, I decided to stitch the Imperial State Crown made for Queen Victoria's coronation. As I began looking at British crowns, I learned about the Cullinan diamond and the changes in the crown between Queen Victoria's coronation and the modern crown.

 

Once I found the photo of the crown as it is today riding along in its own Rolls Royce, I couldn't resist making the modern version also.

 

Queen Victoria's Crown is the blue one,

Queen Elizabeth's the purple one.

The kits are almost the same. The photo on the right shows Victoria's Crown Kit:

 

Kreinik braid in silver and in gold, 4 spools,

5 colors of Soie d'Alger (2 are wound together in the photo.

white wool and gray-brown Burmilana

Congress cloth, white, 9" tall x 8" wide.

6 tiny baggies of pearls, jewels and beads.

Notice that the two large jewels for Victoria's Crown are red (ruby) and blue (sapphire).

 

Beads, Pearls, Jewels

These are royal crowns, they have a profusion of jewels and pearls and beads,  for example 62 tiny pearls alone.

 

 

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The differences in the kits:

Elizabeth's Crown has a 'diamond' glass jewel instead of the sapphire.

The colors of silk are 2 purples instead of blue.

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Paper Needle Folder with Beading Needles and Thread $14.50 including shipping.

 

I thought it necessary to offer needles I know will work with the pearls I use so often, so I have made a folder with Queendom Website's Logo on the cover. It has two each #10. #12 and #15 beading needles in felt and a spool each of Nymo thread '0' and '00' included.

 

$14.50 includes shipping.

The Imperial State Crown has its own Rolls Royce, driver and guard. If you look carefully, you will see the crown in place at the center and its cypher at the top center of the car.