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Ruby and diamond necklace

The Royal Collection © 2008,
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
RCIN 200158

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The three large flat-cut rubies set in brilliant-cut diamond clusters were probably first made as a pair of earrings and a pendant and were later adapted to form the centrepiece of the necklace. Formerly in the Baring collection, the necklace was acquired by The Queen in 1964.