A crown is traditionally worn by a King/Queen, or by a deity, for whom the crown traditionally represents power, legitimacy, victory, triumph, honour and glory as well as immortality, righteousness and resurrection.

In art, the crown may be shown being offered to those on Earth by angels. Apart from the traditional form, crowns also may be in the form of a wreath and be made of flowers, oak leaves, or thorns and be worn by others, representing what the coronation part aims to symbolize with the specific crown. In religious art, a crown of stars is used similarly to a halo.

Crowns worn by rulers often contain jewels.