Rew Elliott: Fit for a Queen: Brooch from a sapphire and diamond demi-parure, circa inherited from Grand Duchess Maria Pavlovna by her daughter Princess Elena of Greece and Denmark, Grand Duchess of Russia
*BOWL OF RUBIES: Crown Jewels of Iran. Imagine that the imperial courts of Iran (Persia) used jewel encrusted dishes + utensils of all sorts, like this dazzling bowl of the finest + most precious rubies + gold, in their daily affairs.
Princess Soraya of Iran (Queen consort Queen Saroya, second wife of the Shah of Iran. He was forced to divorce her since she could not have children. He announced the news in tears. This is a bit of history I had never heard.