10,000 diamonds on display at Buckingham Palace

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This Thursday June 28, 2012 photo shows curator Caroline de Guitaut, holding the Delhi Durbar Tiara, on show for the first time and made to mark the succession of King George V as King Emperor in 1911, at a new exhibition at Buckingham Palace,  London. The new exhibition at Buckingham Palace shows jewels collected by six monarchs over three centuries to mark the Queen's Diamond jubilee this summer.   (AP Photo/Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT

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More than 10,000 of the gems are going on display at Buckingham Palace in a celebration of jewelry owned by British monarchs over three centuries. The exhibition includes a coronation necklace and other gems worn by Queen Elizabeth II as well as items from the royal collection, including the miniature crown adorned with 1,187 diamonds worn by Queen Victoria for her 1897 Diamond Jubilee.

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