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== Symbols of Divine Order ==
 
== Symbols of Divine Order ==
  
are generally lacking prior to the [[Renaissance]]. One should note that in the early Middle Ages the use of glass gemstones was an accepted practice. Crown jewels could also be decorated in enamel, depicting scenes from the [[Bible]], and portraits of apostles and saints.
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were generally lacking prior to the [[Renaissance]]. One should also note that in the early Middle Ages the use of glass gemstones was an accepted practice. Crown jewels could also be decorated in enamel, depicting scenes from the [[Bible]], and portraits of apostles and saints.
  
 
Crown jewels were also used in non Christian cultures, especially in the [[Islam]]ic kingdoms. During the [[Crusades]], many jewels from Islamic kingdoms ended up as prized possessions in European courts.
 
Crown jewels were also used in non Christian cultures, especially in the [[Islam]]ic kingdoms. During the [[Crusades]], many jewels from Islamic kingdoms ended up as prized possessions in European courts.

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