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A dazzling treasure: The Darnley Jewel

The Darnley Jewel, and a portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots in mourning is prepared to go on display at the National Museum of Scotland.
The Darnley Jewel, and a portrait of Mary, Queen of Scots in mourning is prepared to go on display at the National Museum of Scotland. Ian Jacobs Photography, courtesy National Musuems Scotland.

This jewelled locket is around 450 years old and is made of gold, red ruby, green emerald, blue glass and enamel. It is covered with symbols and has a fascinating story, which you can hear about in this film with Deborah Clarke, Senior Curator at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

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