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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.

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.

The Burmese Ruby Tiara worn by Queen Elizabeth II

The Burmese Ruby Tiara worn by Queen Elizabeth II

The Burmese Ruby Tiara was ordered by Elizabeth II in 1973. The design is in the form of a wreath of red roses. Clusters of rubies & gold form the centre of each flower while diamonds & silver form the petals. A total of 96 diamonds are set into the tiara. Both the rubies & the diamonds came from Elizabeth's private collection. The rubies were a wedding present by the Burmese people, after whom the tiara was named. The diamonds were also a wedding present by the Nizam of Hyderabad & Berar

The Burmese Ruby Tiara was ordered by Elizabeth II in 1973. The design is in the form of a wreath of red roses. Clusters of rubies & gold form the centre of each flower while diamonds & silver form the petals. A total of 96 diamonds are set into the tiara. Both the rubies & the diamonds came from Elizabeth's private collection. The rubies were a wedding present by the Burmese people, after whom the tiara was named. The diamonds were also a wedding present by the Nizam of Hyderabad & Berar

The Burmese Ruby Tiara was ordered by Queen Elizabeth II in 1973. The design is in the form of a wreath of red roses and like many other pieces in the collection, made by Garrard & Co. Clusters of rubies and gold form the centre of each flower while diamonds and silver form the petals. A total of 96 diamonds are set into the tiara. Both the rubies and the diamonds came from Elizabeth’s private collection.

The Burmese Ruby Tiara was ordered by Queen Elizabeth II in 1973. The design is in the form of a wreath of red roses and like many other pieces in the collection, made by Garrard & Co. Clusters of rubies and gold form the centre of each flower while diamonds and silver form the petals. A total of 96 diamonds are set into the tiara. Both the rubies and the diamonds came from Elizabeth’s private collection.

Full Day Excursion in Mandalay Join this day tour and experience the different culture and life style of Burmese people. Get inside tips from locals the history and architecture of pagodas built in centuries by Myanmar Kings. Lunch and hotel transportation is included.Our driver will pick you up from your hotel around 8:30am and head to Mahamuni Pagoda. Mahamuni Pagoda is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Myanmar. The Buddha was encrusted with gold leaves...

Full Day Excursion in Mandalay Join this day tour and experience the different culture and life style of Burmese people. Get inside tips from locals the history and architecture of pagodas built in centuries by Myanmar Kings. Lunch and hotel transportation is included.Our driver will pick you up from your hotel around 8:30am and head to Mahamuni Pagoda. Mahamuni Pagoda is one of the most important Buddhist pilgrimage sites in Myanmar. The Buddha was encrusted with gold leaves...

Myanmar (Burma)  Thanakha, a unique make-up distinctive to people in Myanmar. The bark of the thanakha tree is ground into powder, mixed with water, then smeared onto faces, mainly to prevent sunburn, but also to serve as an mild astringent and cosmetic.

Myanmar (Burma) Thanakha, a unique make-up distinctive to people in Myanmar. The bark of the thanakha tree is ground into powder, mixed with water, then smeared onto faces, mainly to prevent sunburn, but also to serve as an mild astringent and cosmetic.

Queen Elizabeth in rubies and diamonds ~ Oct 2008

Queen Elizabeth in rubies and diamonds ~ Oct 2008

Ruby engagement ring

What Your Birthstone REALLY Means

Ruby engagement ring

The 96 rubies set into the wreath of roses on this tiara were a gift from the Burmese people. Crediting the ruby with prophylactic properties, the tiara was specially designed to protect the wearer against the 96 diseases the Burmese people believe can afflict the human body.

The 96 rubies set into the wreath of roses on this tiara were a gift from the Burmese people. Crediting the ruby with prophylactic properties, the tiara was specially designed to protect the wearer against the 96 diseases the Burmese people believe can afflict the human body.

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