December 12, 2011

Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom's Burmese Ruby Tiara

Creation:  This tiara was made by Garrard in 1973 using 96 rubies that were a wedding present from the people of Burma and diamonds from the Nizam of Hyderabad Tiara.  The Burmese people believe that 96 diseases can afflict the human body and that rubies guard the wearer against illness and evil.

Materials:  rubies set in gold and diamonds set in silver

1 comment :

  1. Oh my gosh! So pretty! I would wear this every single day. Even on rainy days when I left my jammies on all day and watched old movies on TCM... I would so wear it even then!