The Burmese Ruby Tiara was created by Garrard in 1973 per request of Queen Elizabeth II. The tiara was made from some of her wedding presents; rubies from Burma and diamonds taken from the Hizam of Hyderabad Tiara.
The Burmese Ruby Tiara: QE II ordered the tiara in 1973 from Garrard & Co. The rubies and diamonds in this tiara came from the Queen's private collection. She received the 95 rubies as a wedding present in 1947 from the Burmese people.
So my nana really is the queen mum. Looks so much like both my nana and my mom! The Queen wearing the BURMESE RUBY TIARA together with the magnificent ruby necklace, known as the State Rubies, left to the Crown by Queen Victoria.
Tattooing the faces of young women is a tradition in Myanmar. Beautiful girls from villages in the Chin state had their faces tattooed in order to taint their beauty and stop men from other tribes and kingdoms from taking them away and forcing them.
Another pinner wrote, "The Burmese Ruby Tiara. The rubies and diamonds in the Burmese Ruby Tiara came from the Queen’s private collection. She received the 96 rubies as a wedding present in 1947 from the Burmese people, after whom the tiara is named.
The Queen ordered the Burmese Ruby Tiara in 1973 from Garrard & Co. The tiara is in the form of a wreath of red roses. The center of each flower is made up of rubies and gold, while diamonds and silver form the petals.
Aung San Suu Kyi--winner of the Nobel Prize and a Burmese advocate for peace and liberty, she's spent years and years under arrest. A woman of incredible spirit and courage. Hope we and she live 'til that day when she's president of Burma,