When a British monarch is crowned, he or she is making an immense commitment to serve the nation and its people. It’s fitting, then, that part of the service involves the placing of a ring on the sovereign’s hand. Today, we’ve got a closer look at three of the coronation rings in the crown jewel collection: the Sovereign’s Ring, Queen Victoria’s Coronation Ring, and the Queen Consort’s Coronation Ring.
This week, the Queen will celebrate the 68th anniversary of her coronation at Westminster Abbey. For the next few days, we’ll be looking at some of the crown jewels worn during and after the ceremony. Today, our focus is on the most familiar crown from the British collection: the Imperial State Crown.