16 March 2013

The Burmese Ruby Tiara

The Burmese Ruby Tiara
Commissioned by the Queen from Garrard in 1973, this tiara includes two of the Queen's wedding presents: rubies from Burma, and diamonds taken from the Nizam of Hyderabad Tiara. It was the only ruby tiara the Queen used until the Oriental Circlet came into her possession following the Queen Mother's death.

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Appearances:
2009: State Visit from India 
2008: State Visit from France, State Banquet 
1982: State Visit from the Netherlands

Photo: Queen Elizabeth II/Geoffrey Munn