Imperial Crown of Brazil The Imperial Crown of Brazil was created for Dom Pedro II in 1841 for his coronation. It is made of gold and contains 639 diamonds and 77 pearls. The crown is made up of eight half arches, topped with a jewelled cross. In 1889, Brazil abolished it’s monarchy, but unusually the crown jewels were kept safe. They now belong to the Brazilian State and are on display at the Imperial Museum of Brazil.
Isabel Cristina Leopoldina Augusta Micaela Gabriela Rafaela Gonzaga of Braganza, Princess Imperial of Brazil, was born in 1846. Here we can see her photographed in 1851, around 5 years old, with her hair shaved due to typhoid fever.