Queen Elizabeth I’s Ring. Gold, mother-of-pearl, rubies, and enamel, c.1560. According to tradition this ring was dedicated to James I (James VI of Scotland) as evidence of the Queen’s death and given by him to 1st Earl of Home in 1603.
This is a reproduction of the crown worn by the infamous Henry VIII, the powerful plus-sized king with many wives. The original was made either for Henry VIII or his father Henry VII and was worn by subsequent Tudor and Stuart monarchs up until it was broken apart & melted down at the Tower of London in 1649 under the orders of Oliver Cromwell (when the monarchy was abolished and replaced by the Protectorate). The original crown was made of solid gold and inset with various rubies...
According to the records of Mellerio this ornament was purchased by HH Eugène, Prince de Ligne, Prince of Amblise and Epinoy. The white leather fitted case stamped with a gold princely crown was made on the occasion of the marriage of H. H Princess Marie Suzanne de Ligne and HSH Prince Alexander von Thurn und Taxis, Duke of Castelduino. Sotheby's
Presented to Queen Victoria & placed among Indian Collection belonging to Crown by King George V in 1924. Description: A ruby, diamond and pearl tiara formed from twelve gold, tear-shaped sections mounted with diamonds and rubies, on a gold and pearl band, with enamel portraits at back.