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British Crown Jewels

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The Crown Jewels are kept in the Tower of London, guarded by special guards called Yeoman Warders. They are displayed to the public in an underground vault.

Among the jewels are the Royal Sceptre, which holds the largest uncut diamond in the world, and the Imperial State Crown, made for the coronation of Queen Victoria in 1838. More than 3000 stones of immense value are among the jewels, including the second largest cut diamond in the world and the Kohinoor diamond, which was set in the special crown for the coronation in 1938 of Queen Elizabeth, wife of George VI and mother of Elizabeth II. In addition, there are crowns, rings, staffs, spurs, orbs, and swords.