Status Symbol: The St. Edward's Crown Used For Coronation Costs $39M - Objects of luxury

Heavy is the head that wears the crown.

King Charles III has officially ascended to the throne following the death of his mother, Queen Elizabeth II. However, his actual coronation might not take place for a few more months.

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When the time comes, Charles III will wear the same crown as Elizabeth II and Charles II during their coronations.

The headpiece in question is, of course, St. Edward’s Crown. Made in 1661, the solid gold item weighs 4 pounds and 12 ounces.

Although St. Edward’s Crown is ultimately priceless owing to its historical and cultural value, it does have a literal cost.

The gold used to construct it is worth over $100,000 today.

Meanwhile, the collection of 444 stones—precious and semi-precious—puts the total value around $39 million.

Photos by The Royal Household via website.

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