Some examples of crowns that I have made for Renaissance Festivals, historical re-enactment groups, and private usage.
I specialize in custom made crowns, with particular interest in comfort, durability, and looks. I prefer to use laboratory-grown gems of the kinds generally associated with Royalty - emeralds, sapphires, rubies, and pearls. Unless requested by the client crowns are made in base metal, usually copper or brass, and then plated with 24 karat gold. This gives the unmistakable look of real gold at a more realistic price. I have included amethyst, opals, garnets, lapis lazuli, and malachite upon request. Often a crown will include custom created accents in sterling silver that are particularly meaningful to the client: wolf heads, unicorns, fluer-de-lis, shamrocks, giraffes... As I am primarily a gem artist most crowns have included custom stone carvings such as strawberry leaves carved from jade or a large central stone with the owners initial carved in reverse intaglio and gold foiled.
While I have long studied and posses a great love for historical crowns throughout many ages and locals, I also have a firm foundation in creating props for theater. I believe it is my job as a custom jeweler to create for my customer the look that they want in the least expensive yet most durable and comfortable manner. I am not making a crown for me, but for you, and it doesn't matter if it is the most beautiful crown in the world if you are miserable from wearing it after come closing cannon. Many of my crowns have been in use for over 10 years with little or no maintenance. All are guaranteed for workmanship for life, and for satisfaction upon delivery.
Prices for crowns vary widely depending upon the level of complexity and materials desired. My crowns have ranged from $400-$500 for a very simple design to several thousand for an amazing work of art. I would be happy to work with you on designing a crown to your taste at which time a more specific estimate can be reached.