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April 18, 2016 9:59 am  #1

TBF-QEII-59 The Queen’s Sheikh Khalifa of Qatar Ruby Swag

59. The Queen’s Sheikh Khalifa of Qatar Ruby Swag Demi-Parure
   This demi-parure consisting of a necklace and earrings, set with large cabochon-rubies and diamonds, was presented to The Queen in 1985 by Sheikh Khalifa bin Hamad Al-Thani of Qatar on his State Visit to the United Kingdom.

   Field describes the necklace simply as “a diamond swag necklace with a centrepiece of two large rubies”.[1]

   This demi-parure has been worn on occasion by The Queen;[2] both in Madrid in 1987,[3] and to the celebrations to mark Prince Charles’s 60th Birthday in 2008.

1. Leslie Field, The Queen’s Jewels, (London: Abradale Press, 1987), p. 138
2. Munn, Tiaras, pl. 152
3. Roberts, The Queen’s Diamonds, p. 66


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