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ROYGBIV–Red jewelry!

Readers seemed to enjoy our first entry into ROYGBIV, so I thought we might like to play along with jewels as well.  The goal with the jewelry displayed here is to feature the prominent color on the piece, although it will most likely be sharing space with other materials.  Let’s dig in!

This ruby parure belonged to Elisabeth Amalie Eugenie “Sissi”, wife of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria. Big, saturated colors. I feel like there are a lot of earrings, pendants, and rings possibilities with all those drops.

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Elizabeth II has inherited the County of Cornwall ruby bracelet from her grandmother, Mary. The center can be worn as a brooch or a pendant. You can read more about it at Artemisia’s Royal Jewels blog.

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Annnnnd then she also has this Grima brooch business.

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND – DECEMBER 01: Queen Elizabeth II arrives at Liverpool Lime Street train station at the start of a day-long visit to Liverpool on December 1, 2011 in Liverpool, England. The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh will visit the Museum of Liverpool and New Brighton’s Floral Pavilion. (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Heading over to Spain, we can see Sofía with her Niarchos Rubies. I think this is a versatile set and I wish we could see it more often. You can read more about it here at The Royal Watcher.

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The House of Orange has quite a few ruby offerings, but I have to showcase the current Queen in all her splendor with various parts at Carl Philip Bernadotte’s wedding again. Because awesome.

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And my favorite iteration of the Danish ruby necklace, worn by Crown Princess Mary the night before Guilliaume & Stephalux’s wedding. Love the collar style.

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What are your favorite royal red pieces of jewelry? Do show us in the comments.