For those for whom culture is associated with shopping, London has more than its share of possibilities. The city has pricey and exclusive sellers as well as Marks and Spencer. This is not to forget Harrods.
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.
The brooch originally belonged to Victoria, Duchess of Kent, who on her death in 1861 left her jewellery to her daughter, Queen Victoria. The Queen subsequently gave the brooch to her third daughter Helena in The design now seems extraordinarily modern
The Heneage Jewel [locket] - also called 'The Armada Jewel', 1595 ~ painting by Nicholas Hilliard. "Elizabeth I gave elaborate jewels bearing her image as a reward for outstanding services. From the Victoria & Albert Museum
1965 The Godman Necklace: A gift to Queen Elizabeth II by the Godman sisters. Originally purchased by their father, the English naturalist Frederick Ducane Godman. Originally belonged to Empress Josephine of France.