King James love of jewelry revealed in newly discovered document
One of King James VI's biggest passions? Jewelry, a newly discovered 400 year old document shows.
The document was discovered by archivists in the University of Edinburgh and details the lavish jewelry repairs and embellishments that were undertaken by the Kings jewelers including gold portrait brooches, diamond and ruby chains and armor embellished with diamonds, emeralds and ruby's.
In today's money it is estimated that the King's jewellery expenses amounted to around £14,000.
The document was discovered among hundreds of historic items which were bequethed to the University by bookseller David Laing.
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