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The Queen's diamonds

The diamonds belonged to six monarchs over the past 300 years. Photo: ITN

A massive collection of 10,000 diamonds is going on show to the public at Buckingham Palace to mark the Queen's 60 years on the throne. They have belonged to six monarchs over the past 300 years and the collection includes some of the Queen's personal jewels. The exhibition opens to the public tomorrow.

The Diamond Diadem was made for George IV's coronation in 1821. Credit: ITN
These pieces contain stones cut from the world's largest diamond, the Cullinan Diamond. Credit: ITN
The Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara. Credit: ITN
A diamond-hilted sword that belonged to George IV. Credit: ITN
This sword was presented to Edward VII by the Maharajah of Jaipur. Credit: ITN
The Small Diamond Crown belonged to Queen Victoria. Credit: ITN

Caroline de Guitaut, who is curating the exhibition, explained why Buckingham Palace had decided to put the diamonds on display.