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Crowning glory at Farmers

Copies of jewels the Queen wore

FRANCESCA LEE
Last updated 05:00 30/05/2012
Daniel Tobin

Francesca Lee checks out a set of replica crown jewels that Farmers is touring the country.

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There is a display of copies of the Crown Jewels at the Farmers store in Riccarton.

Shown are St Edward's Crown Cross and Orb with The Golden Ampulla and Spoon. The jewels are copies of those the Queen wore when she was crowned in 1953.

Farmers employee George Trow, who has been working for the department store since 1979, said it was a good chance for people to have a look at the detail of the jewels.

The Queen, who succeeded to the throne in 1952 after the death of her father, King George VI, is this year celebrating her diamond jubilee.

Farmers commissioned a London jeweller to make the copies.

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