THE BURNESE RUBY TIARA was ordered to be made by the Queen in 1973. The design of the jewel is in the form of a wreath of roses with clusters of rubies in the centre of each flower, and the petals are made using brilliant diamonds. The 96 rubies set into the tiara were a present from the Burmese people. The number of stones represent the number of diseases the Burmese people believe can afflict the human body. They credit the ruby with properties guarding the wearer against illness and evil.
HM Queen Mary wearing Empress Marie Feodorovna's sapphire and diamond bandeau (later worn by HRH princess Margaret), a pair of pearl earrings, Empress Marie Feodorovna's pearl and sapphire choker (now worn by HRH Princess Anne, the Princess royal), and two other pearl necklaces. The bandeau hasn't been seen for decades, but most people think it's still in the royal collection.