How much are the British Crown Jewels worth?
The Crown Jewels have been valued by some people at 20 million pounds (39 million dollars). I must point out that this is pure speculation, as the Crown Jewels have not been valued, only for insurance purposes, and this is kept secret.
No they're actually worth inexcess of £20 Billion, and that's a very conservative estimate, some say they are actually priceless.
The Diamond in the royal scepter...The Star of Africa alone is
estimated to be worth $400 million. 20 billion pounds is a bit
much....The total worth of the crown jewels is probably closer to
Of no real value in a way! Although priceless, if they were stolen they could never come on the open market to be sold as everyone would know what they are. So no price could be put on them They could, however, be altered - e.g. the gold could be melted down and the precious stones could be cut up and repolished into smaller ones. In this case the value would decrease considerably as large diamonds are so much more rare than smaller ones and hence far more valuable. So, the short answer is no one knows. Incidently, the Crown jewels, for this reason, are not even insured. After all, who in their right mind would want to pay out if they were stolen? However, the security surrounding the jewels, despite the fact that they are freely on view in he Tower of London, is state-of-the-art.
'Big as a palm' is a common description of the Cullinan Diamond, found in 1906 and given to the British Crown. It remains the largest raw diamond ever found. The British Crown jewelers produced several major diamonds from this raw stone. You can read more about them, below. Their worth has never been documented, since none of the diamonds has ever been sold.
Converting pounds to carats -- gemstone weight -- means that one pound = 2,268 carats or one Troy pound = 1,866 carats. The Cullinan diamond at more than 3,000 carats is the largest raw stone found to date, and since 1906, no other notable stone approaches this weight. The Cullinan was gifted to the King on his birthday, and remains in the possession of the British Monarchy and its crown jewels, which are priceless, since…