Queen Victoria's Crown Ruby Brooch. purchased along w/ necklace and earrings, from Garrard in 1854 by QV. Originally consisted of Opals and Diamonds. It's said that around 1902 Queen Alexandra, Queen Consort altered pieces by replacing Opals w/rubies, per Suzy Menkes, of The Royal Jewels, brooch not altered until 1926. Worn by Queen Elizabeth, Queen Mother with rest of parure and Oriental Circlet Tiara. Not seen since death in 2002 but worn by QEII on 6/16/2015 to Royal Ascot, Day 1.