Crown of Louis XV

The crown that Louis XV wore at his coronation in 1722 is famous for containing two beautiful diamonds: the Regent was in the central fleur-de-lis ornament directly above the headband. The Sancy was in the top leaf of the fleur-de-lis adorning the crossed arches. Subsequently, these diamonds were also set in other jewels, for shorter or longer periods of time. Nowadays, the original crown is exhibited in the Louvre in Paris, however set with glass ‘diamonds’.

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