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R. & S. Garrard & Co., London

The Timur Ruby Necklace 1853

RCIN 100017

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The ‘Timur Ruby’ (in fact a spinel) at the centre of the necklace belonged to several Mughal emperors, including Shah Jahan, and like nos 224–5 came from Lahore in 1849. The necklace was designed to take the Koh-i-nûr as an alternative centrepiece.

Made for Queen Victoria