The Delhi Durbar Tiara: This enormous diamond tiara was made by Garrard for Queen Mary to wear at the 1911 Delhi Durbar; it was originally topped with several of the Cambridge emeralds. In 1947, Mary loaned the tiara to the Queen Mother for the royal tour of South Africa, and it remained in her jewelry box until her death in 2002. This piece has also been loaned to the Duchess of Cornwall, who wore it in 2005 during a state visit from Norway.
Shabby Scraps... “My crown is in my heart, not on my head; not decked with diamonds and Indian stones, nor to be seen: my crown is called content, a crown it is that seldom kings enjoy.” ― William Shakespeare
Queen Elizabeth had this stunning tiara designed in 1973. The design is in the form of a wreath of roses, with clusters of rubies in the center of each flower, and petals made of brilliant diamonds. The 96 rubies set into the tiara were a present from the Burmese people, and represent the number of diseases that they believe can afflict the human body.