|The Baring Ruby Necklace|
The acquisition of the Baring Ruby Necklace and the commission of the Burmese Ruby Tiara in 1973 seem to have been aimed at filling gaps in the Queen's collection. At that time, the primary Crown rubies (including the Oriental Circlet and accompanying jewels) were still with the Queen Mother. The Burmese tiara and this necklace became popular with the Queen as a set, with other ruby jewels thrown in from time to time. Now that she has the Queen Mother's collection in addition to her own, we've seen those pieces added in to the mix.
2005: State Visit to Malta
1985: State Visit to Portugal
1967: Visit to Malta
Various Years: State Opening of Parliament
Photos: Royal Collection/Corbis/PA