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Queen Mary's Cluster Earrings - For her fifty-ninth birthday, on 26 May 1926, King George V presented Queen Mary with these earrings - large oval rubies each set in a cluster of nine brilliant-cut diamonds. Later that year, the Queen officially added them to the other pieces of ruby jewellery left to the Crown by Queen Victoria and King Edward VII.

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Queen Mary of Teck, wife of King George V, circa 1920. (Photo by Popperfoto/Getty Images)

Queen Mary's "other" Fringe tiara (which can also be worn as a necklace) is humpier in the middle and shorter on the sides then the better known fringe worn by the current Queen at her wedding, as well as longer and wrapping further around the head. Some discussion whether this *is* the Queen Mary fringe or not – Mary was fond of altering her jewels frequently.

The earrings were inherited by the Queen on Queen Mary's death in 1953. She wears them for occasions like the State Opening of Parliament, the Garter Day ceremony, and other formal events.

In 1967, Queen Mary departs New York for the last time, escorted by tugs, fireboats and assorted other small craft.

RMS Queen Mary and other vessels in dock, Southampton. An aerial view of RMS Queen Mary. The Queen Mary was in service for Cunard between 1936 and 1967, apart from her war work as a troop ship which ended in September 1946. At the time of this photograph the Queen Mary was being used to repatriate the families of Canadian servicemen.

Duchess of Teck Rose and Crescent Tiara.This gem entered the Windsor hoard via Queen Mary's family. It belonged to Mary's mother, Princess Adelaide of Cambridge, Duchess of Teck. Princess Adelaide had a passion for jewelry and passed this gene onto Queen Mary (along with the Cambridge Emeralds and other treasures). This tiara has been modified to its present lower profile and doesn't appear publicly very often. There are a few images of the Queen Mother wearing it in the 1940s