i suppose the "Iron Crown of Lombardy" would be a crown jewel with it's ancient history
Iron Crown of Lombardy, also known as Crown of Italy
has been used by ancient Kings of Italy from Charlemangne to Napoleon I, it is
part of the Royal Jewels. House of Savoy's kings never wore the Iron Crown because it was also a Christian Catholic Relic (it's believed that the iron ring wich supports the crown was made up melting one of the knails taken by Jesus Christ's Cross) and as they have been excommunicated by Pope by taking Rome they don't want to irritate Church further more "desecrating" a holy object. They say King Humbert I planned to wear the Iron Crown in his late years, but he was killed before he could really do that, so we'll never know if it was true or not. Victor Emmanuel III didn't want a cononation ceremony as he was too shocked by his father's death (and because he was a moderate and low-profiled
man). As for Humbert II, his reign was to short and turbulent for even thinking about a coronation ceremony; however, if he wanted to, he could have been able to wear the Iron Crown as the famous "Questione Romana" ("Roman Question") was completely resolved in 1929.
While on the Italian Royal coat of arms (wich closely derives from House of Savoy's coat of arms) appears only the Crown of Sardinia (lately Humbert I modified the coat of arms placing a very little Iron Crown above the Savoy Shield and under the Crown of Sardinia), the official crown of the Kingdom of Italy is the Iron Crown. (Old Royal coat of arms) (New Royal coat of arms with modifications made by Humbert I)
According to the Royal Decree of Jenuary 1st 1890, in fact, Italian kings have two crowns: Corona Reale di Savoia
(Royal Crown of Savoy) and Corona Reale d'Italia
(Royal Crown of Italy). Art. 44 says: "Il Re usa due corone; quella Reale di Savoia e quella Reale d'Italia
" ("King uses two crowns; the Royal Crown of Savoy and the Royal Crown of Italy"); and Art. 51 says: "La Corona Reale d'Italia Ť quella detta Corona di Ferro che si conserva nel Real Tesoro della Cattedrale di Monza
" ("The Royal Crown of Italy is the one called Iron Crown and it's kept in the Royal Tresury of the Cathedral of Monza"). (Iron Crown or Royal Crown of Italy) (Savoy's Crown or Royal Crown of Sardinia)
Anyone has the photos of the Sardinian Crowns and jewels?
I guess that the Kings and the Queens of Sardinia have been crowned with some crown!
Royal Crown of Sardinia, along with many crown jewels, were lost and/or destroyed in XVIII century during Napoleon's invasion of Piedmont. Kings of Sardinia have never been coronated since that.
[I'm sorry for my poor English, I'm Italian]