The Queen’s jewelry collection is packed with brooches set with a rainbow of gemstones, and she has numerous examples of pieces set with rubies. Today, I’ve got a roundup of some of the Queen’s sparkling ruby brooches!
By the early 1960s, Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom had already been on the throne for a decade. That’s a decade’s worth of experience in white-tie banquets, state visits, and overseas tours, all of which required the coordination of gowns, order sashes, and jewels. It’s not a coincidence that this is also the point when she began acquiring a few pieces of jewelry of her own, filling in holes in her collection. Today’s jewel, the Baring Ruby Necklace, was one of those additions.
Happy Birthday to the Duchess of Cornwall! Today, Camilla celebrates her 74th birthday, and we’ve got a roundup of all her royal tiaras to mark the occasion.