I wanted to blog about the BURMESE RUBY TIARA. The Queen received the rubies from the people of Burma as a Coronation gift. She sent the rubies to Garrad’s to create a new tiara in 1973. She selected a design where the rubies were arranged in clusters like the ROSE OF ENGLAND surrounded by diamonds. The Queen wears the crown often with her many ruby necklaces and bracelets. Since the passing of the Queen Mother, she has worn the magnificent ruby necklace, The State Rubies, left to the Crown by Queen Victoria.
The Queen wore the CROWN RUBIES and Queen Alexandra’s huge diamond broach with her BURMESE RUBY TIARA at the French State Visit when she entertained the French President Sarkozy at Windsor Castle. I am attaching photographs of the Queen wearing this tiara, some taken at the State Banquet at Windsor.
Hopefully, this fine jewel will be on display at the Queen’s Gallery one day.
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