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What kind of jewelry did Queen Elizabeth I have?


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July 26, 2008 4:00PM

Like all royalty, Elizabeth was adorned with jewels. She was known to have a passion for pearls and rubies, which she can be seen wearing in countless portraits. Her clothing, including her ruffs, were decorated with jewels such as amethysts and diamonds. Many of her jewels are part of the Crown Jewels, including The Imperial Crown of State which contains pearls worn as earrings by Elizabeth I.