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QVC's 'Imperial State Crown' is Set to Be Auctioned off for Charity

 - May 3, 2012
References: qvcuk
A Replica of Queen Elizabeth II's 'Imperial State Crown' is to be auctioned off on Sunday June 6th exclusively by QVC to benefit Breast Cancer research. A live poll on the Historic Royal Palaces website indicated this particular piece is the nation's most beloved crown jewel. After the major success QVC enjoyed from a similar endeavor, they undertook last year with the replication of Kate Middleton's engagement ring, the auction is expected to bring in a lot of money.

The simulated Diamonique Jubilee Crown has 2,276 replica stones in an assembly of colors embedded in silver. Valued at £10,528 (approx. $17,050.09 US), admirers of the Royal jewels can get the regal look for a fraction of the cost of the original that features sapphires, gold, emeralds and diamonds. The priceless original has traditionally been brought out only in the most formal and important of occasions, including coronation, and the Annual State Opening of Parliament.