|The Modern Sapphire Tiara|
|Princess Louise of Belgium|
the Burmese Ruby Tiara, it is one of the more significant jewels the Queen has added to her collection during her reign. And while you can quibble with the success of either design – personally, I harbor animosity towards the Burmese, but have always quite liked this one – I think this add was a smart one. The most significant royal sapphire set was the Cambridge sapphires, and Queen Mary gave those to the Kent branch of the family. Creating a full sapphire set filled a hole in the collection, just as adding the Burmese tiara filled a ruby void in the Queen's collection at the time.
What do you think: is this a successful addition to the collection?
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