John met the jeweller in London last Wednesday to discuss the jewels for the crown.
The design has been modified once more. The original plan had been to use only rubies and sapphires (being the colours of the Yorkist livery). However, Richard III is known to have wanted to acquire an emerald and an anonymous donor has given a couple of cabochon emeralds for the crown! Medieval crowns were not systematic in the colours of their jewels and the emeralds will fit nicely on the front and back crosses.