Monday, December 12, 2011

Burmese Ruby Tiara

Creation:  Made by Garrard & Co. in 1973 using 96 rubies that were a wedding present from the people of Burma.  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

Provenance: 
  1. Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom

Questions:  Are the diamonds used from the Nizam of Hyderabad Tiara?
Queen Elizabeth II
Queen Elizabeth II

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