The Black Prince Ruby: The Spanish origin of the famous crown jewel

This past weekend millions witnessed for the first time in 70 years (and in their lifetime, for that matter) a coronation in the United Kingdom. Naturally, that includes using real crowns and everything! Probably the most recognizable headpiece is the Imperial State Crown, worn by Charles on his way to Buckingham Palace. In the center is a beautiful red spinel stone known as the Black Prince Ruby, and it most assuredly came from the treasure chest of Pedro I of Castile in 1367. Learn a little more about its history in today’s podcast. Enjoy!

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