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  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: French Crown Jewels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The Crown of Louis XV is the sole surviving crown from the French ancien regime among the French Crown Jewels.
The consort crown of Empress Eugénie of France The Crown of Empress Eugénie was the consort crown of Eugénie de Montijo, the empress consort of Emperor Napoleon III of France.
Crown Jewels of France, on display at the Louvre The French Crown Jewels were the crowns, orbs, diadems and jewels that were the symbol of royalty and which were worn by many Kings and Queens of France.
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 NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Crown Jewels   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The crown jewels of Ethiopia are in Axum.
The crown was used for the first time in 1926 on the occasion of the coronation of the first Pahlavi monarch, and for a second and last time on the occasion of the second Pahlavi monarch, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi.
The crown and the insignia of the Kingdom of Prussia are kept at Hohenzollern Castle in Sigmarigen, Baden-Württemberg.
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  Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The final new consort's crown in the 20th century was manufactured for Queen Elizabeth, consort of crown King George VI, who along with her husband was crowned in 1937.
Surmounting the orb is a jewelled Cross representing the Sovereign's role as Defender of the Faith.
Its jewels are in the shapes of the floral symbols of the United Kingdom: the rose for England, the thistle for Scotland, and the shamrock for Ireland.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Crown_Jewels_of_the_United_Kingdom   (1579 words)

  
 Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom - Facts, Information, and Encyclopedia Reference article
The final new consort's crown in the 20th century was manufactured for Queen Elizabeth, consort of crown King George VI, who along with her husband was crowned in 1937.
Surmounting the orb is a jewelled Cross representing the Sovereign's role as Defender of the Faith.
Its jewels are in the shapes of the floral symbols of the United Kingdom: the rose for England, the thistle for Scotland, and the shamrock for Ireland.
www.startsurfing.com /encyclopedia/c/r/o/Crown_Jewels_of_the_United_Kingdom_366f.html   (1507 words)

  
 The Iranian Crown Jewels
The crown jewels were last used by Mohammad Reza Shah Pahlavi and the Farah Pahlavi during official ceremonies and state visits.
The crown is studded with 3,380 diamonds, totaling 1,144 carats (228.8 g), of which the largest is a brilliant-cut yellow diamond of 60 carats (12 g).
The coronation crown worn by empress Farah of Iran on the coronation in 1967
www.freedomcrowsnest.org /forum/viewtopic.php?t=63992   (1192 words)

  
 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Coronation   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The shahs of the Achaemenid Persian empire were crowned with the diadem by a high priest of the Zoroasterian religion.
From 1305 to 1963 the Popes were crowned with the Papal Tiara in a coronation ceremony in St.
Belgium actually never had a crown (except as a 'virtual' heraldic emblem), the formal installation is a solemn oath on the constitution in parliament, symbolic of the restricted rule of the king under the then cutting-edge constitution of 1831.
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 Iranian Crown Jewels - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Iranian Imperial Crown Jewels, also called the Imperial Crown Jewels of Persia, is a set of crowns, diamonds, thrones and other items collected by the various people who were the Shah of Iran (Persia) during the 2,500 year existence of the monarchy.
Though Iran is now an Islamic Republic, the monarchy having been overthrown in 1979, the Imperial Crown Jewels are still on display in the Iranian Central Bank in Tehran.
Many sources have noted that the Crown Jewels are used to help back Iranian currency.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Iranian_Crown_Jewels   (158 words)

  
 A Research on Ancient Iranian Dress: "Hat"- (The Circle of Ancient Iranian Studies - CAIS)©
The majority of crowns were serrated and the serrations were in the curves and bents symbolized towers, battlements or perhaps Mehr (the sun).
The closed crown (a crown covered at the top) was composed of a headstall and an arch and its edge and sides were decorated by gold.
The king's crown was taller than other crowns and its walls symbolized the temples of the time and were equipped with 22 or 24 dents.
www.cais-soas.com /CAIS/Costume&Textile/hat.htm   (1792 words)

  
 Persian Parade Iranian Flag: A National Historical Perspective
Many scholars believe Iranians used the sun to represent a reemergence of Mitra in their culture after the advent of Islam, as the use of figurative imagery of Mitra herself was prohibited by Islamic decree.
Again with the advent of Islam and the adoption of Shiisim in Iran, this lion was manifested with close association to Ali, the Prophet Mohammad’s cousin, thus the Ali’s lion (shire Morteza Ali) as known in the Medieval Iranian literature.
During Naseer-eddin Shah, the crown, as it had for a short period been accepted, was removed, presumably to differentiate the national Flag from the monarchy.
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 The Darya-i-Nur Diamond   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Considered to be the most celebrated diamond in the Iranian Crown Jewels and one of the oldest known to man, the 186-carat Darya-i-Nur is a crudely fashioned stone measuring 41.40 × 29.50 × 12.15 mm.
Although some researchers contend that the Darya-i-Nur was acquired by the East India Co. and exhibited at London's Crystal Palace Exhibition in 1851, Iranian officials at the Central Bank of Iran in Tehran, where the Crown Jewels are kept, told the Gemological Institute of America in 1964 that it has never left the Treasure Vaults.
The Iranian Crown Jewels were studied and authenticated in 1966 by Dr. V.B. Meen of the Royal Ontario Museum.
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 From Ancient Persia to Contemporary Iran - History of Iran Timeline
The Iranian plateau became the cradle of one of the oldest civilizations in history.
As a result of the 1828 treaty, the Qajars were forced to enact the "Capitulation" law, exempting all foreign citizens from Iranian jurisdiction.
(The Iranian people themselves had always referred to their country as Iran.) Politically, however, Reza Shah forcibly abolished the wearing of the veil, took away the effective power of the Majles and did not permit any forms of free speech.
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 Random Works of the Web » Blog Archive » Crown Jewels of the United Kingdom   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The final new consort’s crown in the 20th century was manufactured for Queen Elizabeth, consort of crown King George VI, who along with her husband was crowned in 1937.
Surmounting the orb is a jewelled Cross representing the Sovereign’s role as Defender of the Faith.
Its jewels are in the shapes of the floral symbols of the United Kingdom: the rose for England, the thistle for Scotland, and the shamrock for Ireland.
random.dragonslife.org /crown-jewels-of-the-united-kingdom/5081   (1599 words)

  
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Other items were made, using some of the loose jewels of the treasure, especially for the Coronation of 1967, an unprecedented event of glitter, which required new jewels for the Empress but also for the daughter and sisters of the Shah.
The crown is made of red velvet, gold and silver and it has 3380 diamonds (totalling 1144 carats), the largest (60 carats) being the central yellow diamond, in the middle of the diamond sunburst.
Undoubtedly one of the greatest jewels of the Iranian Treasure is the stunning Naderi Throne, encrusted with 26.733 jewels, including very large spinels and emeralds in the backrest of the throne.
www.angelfire.com /empire/imperialiran/crownjewels.html   (915 words)

  
 About Treasury of National Jewels
This Treasury, on one hand, depicts the culture and civilization of the Iranian people who have had an adventurous past, and on the other hand, repeats the silent tears of oppressed people who worked hard and instead the rulers, could show off their arrogance and power with their gold and jewels.
The value of the objects in the Treasury of National Jewels is not limited to their economic value, but is also a reflection of the creativity and taste of Iranian craftsmen and artist over the different eras of history, and represents the artistic and cultural heritage of the vast country on Iran.
These jewels and rarities were decorations for the rulers during the past eras, and often showed the glory and extravagance of their courts, as well as their power and wealth.
www.cbi.ir /Page/AboutTreasuryNationalJewels_en.aspx   (1087 words)

  
 Iranian National -Royal- Jewels
I the past 25 centuries, the Iranian kings were compiling jewels and ornaments whenever the country was in peace.
He also presented some of the gems and jewels to the holy shrine of the eighth imam of the Shiite Muslims, Imam Reza (peace be upon him), and distributed some among his army.
During the reign of Reza Shah Pahlavi and under a law passed by the Iranian parliament on 16th November 1937, a major part of the royal treasury was transferred to the National Bank of Iran to strengthen the bank's financial power and also to be used as the backing for the monetary system.
www.iranchamber.com /museum/royal_jewels/national_iranian_jewels01.php   (856 words)

  
 Guardian Unlimited Travel | Countries | Mullah lite   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
This was the Islamic Republic of Iran during Ramadan on the super-luxe express coach from Kermanshah to Hamadan.
Later, when we were under way, two Iranian soldiers came down the aisle for a chat, berets under their epaulettes, not much interested in the film - they'd seen it before.
The mullahs still hold the reins of power, but there is a new generation coming of age in the country, one born after the 1979 Islamic Revolution and impatient for modernisation and freedom.
travel.guardian.co.uk /countries/story/0,7451,1385601,00.html   (2031 words)

  
 iranian.com: Amir Rostam Begli Beigie, Iran State Jewels Committee
The question of the crown jewels is reminder of a little known yet very significant episode in Iranian history.
The latter became a famous episode of Iranian history as the modernists were made to fail in their attempt to gain control of the government finances by the two colonial powers.
Shuster had been hired by the Iranian government in 1911 to head the Treasury to bring financial stability to the country.
www.iranian.com /ARBegliBeigie/2007/January/Jewels/index.html   (744 words)

  
 Dabestan-e Madaheb (School of religious doctrines)
The image of the regent Hormuzd (Jupiter) was of an earthy color, in the shape of a man, with a vulture's face: on his head a crown, on which were the faces of a cock and a dragon; in the right hand a turban; in the left a crystal ewer.
In short, when in the course of succession the Gilshaiyan crown came to Hooshang, he enjoined the people to eat the superabundant eggs of ducks, domestic fowls, and such like, but not to such a degree that, through their partaking of such food, the race of these creatures should become extinct.
As causing the breath to mount to the crown of the head is a power peculiar to the most eminent persons; so, whoever can convey his breath and soul together to that part, becomes the vicegerent of God.
www.avesta.org /dabestan/dabestan.htm   (7401 words)

  
 The Imperial Jewels of Iran   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
He was overthrown in 1979 by a popular revolution, ending 2,500 years of dynastic rule.
The Imperial Jewels are on display at the Central Bank.
The material on this site is obtained from Dr. Victor E. Meen's book, The Crown Jewels of Iran, translated by Mehrdad Nabili, and published by the Central Bank of Iran on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the founding of the Pahlevi dynasty.
www.geocities.com /Pentagon/Base/1406/jewel/imperialjewels.html   (219 words)

  
 Worlds Famous Diamonds by Diamond Articles
She received many jewels, the most notable being the diamonds she was given by the Nawab of Arcot.
The Stockholm firm of Bolin, former Crown Jewellers to the Court of St....
Considered to be the most celebrated diamond in the Iranian Crown Jewels and one of the oldest known to man, the 186-carat Darya-i-Nur is a crudely fashioned stone measuring 41.40 × 29.50 × 12.15mm.
www.diamondarticles.com /famous-diamonds-list.php   (5504 words)

  
 washingtonpost.com: Style Live: Travel
The Iranian crown jewels--including the 182-carat "Sea of Light" diamond, enough crowns for all the kings you'd care to name and the Peacock throne, encrusted with 26,000 gems--are housed underground in the Bank Melli Iran near the German Embassy.
Iranians have something of a national flair for business, which is starting to reemerge as the dust settles from the revolution.
The Iranian love-hate relationship with America--we are, by turns, the Great Satan and the Great Santa--can be seen in the lobby of the Homa Hotel in the quintessentially Iranian city of Shiraz, famed for its poets, universities and gardens.
www.washingtonpost.com /wp-srv/travel/destinations/iran071998.htm   (5732 words)

  
 khomeini`s speech 42   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
The report from Iran indicated that yesterday, apparently, gold and the crown jewels were transferred to America.
You Iranians who are abroad now form a large community, if each of you inform ten people then a large section of society here will be enlightened and gradually a wave of support for you and your nation will be created which will prove effective and valuable.
The news of the theft and shipment of the crown jewels by Riza Shah at the time of his expulsion from Iran was so well known that delegates in the Parliament had no choice but to question the government on the matter.
www.irib.ir /worldservice/imam/speech/42.htm   (5786 words)

  
 Djewels :: Famous Diamond   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-05)
Once owned by William Pitt, the English Prime Minister, it was cut into a cushion shaped brilliant of 140.50 carats and, until it was sold to the Duke of Orleans, Regent of France when Louis XV was a boy in 1717, was called The Pitt.
It is said that as an expression of their gratitude they presented their captors with jewels and precious stones.
Considered to be the most celebrated diamond in the Iranian Crown Jewels and one of the oldest known to man, the 186-carat
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 FarsiNet News - News related to Iran, Iranians and Persians - June 1998
I never broached the subject directly (Iranians are famous for their tact and circumspection, and after a while it r ubs off on you), but sometimes got the feeling Iranians aren't all that crazy about their government either.
The Iranian crown jewels--including the 182-carat "Sea of Light" diamond, enough crowns for all the kings you'd care to name and the Peacock throne, encrus ted with 26,000 gems--are housed underground in the Bank Melli Iran near the German Embassy.
Iranians have something of a national flair for business, which is starting to reemerge as the dust settles from the revoluti on.
www.farsinet.com /news/jul98.html   (11414 words)

  
 Persian Nights, Iranian Days by John Borthwick| Travel Reviews from Travel Intelligence
These toys of Croesus are an astonishing swag of thrones, pendants, necklaces, scimitars, scabbards and tiaras that make the Crown Jewels in the Tower of London look like baubles from a cut-rate kingdom.
On the contrary, ordinary Iranians are unfailingly courteous, eager for us to enjoy their country's sights, cuisine and friendships.
Shimmering in the desert light, a two-square kilometre maze of avenues, alleys, homes and a Zoroastrian fire temple is made entirely of mud brick and is crowned by the battlements of a citadel.
www.travelintelligence.net /wsd/articles/art_1541.html   (1985 words)

  
 Untitled Document
But the star of Tehran's museum show has to be the crown jewels museum itself - actually, a high-security underground vault in Iran's central bank.
But cap it all with the crown jewels museum, formally known as the Treasury of the National Jewels.
The objects testify to the creativity of Iranian artisans in using precious stones, gold, pearls and ivory to beautify objects of everyday use: coffee cups, dish covers, water pipes, incense burners, a saddle horn, boxes, watches, quiver for arrows, candlesticks, quills, hunting rifles, swords, cloaks and a rosewater sprinkler.
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 Sasseens Designer Goldsmiths - handmade jewellery, loose diamonds, all jewellery repairs and remodelling
Some jewels have been wrapped for centuries in a cloak of mystery or lost from sight and found again.
The mines fell into the hands of the Kings of Burma at the end of the sixteenth century, but it was not until after the British took control of the country in 1886 that the Mogok mines reached their full potential, soon after yielding their famous rubies of intense crimson called pigeon's blood.
The British crown jewels include two historic gems, the Stuart sapphire and a stone that is believed to have belonged to the eleventh - century English monarch Edward the Confessor.
www.sasseens.com /gems.htm   (3287 words)

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