Dubai: Buckingham Palace has caught the attention of royal fans in the UAE by re-releasing stunning photos of jewellery gifted by the late Ruler of Dubai.
Shaikh Rashid Bin Saeed Al Maktoum (1912-1990) presented the gift – an elaborate jewellery-set consisting of sapphires and diamonds set in gold – to Britain’s Queen Elizabeth II in 1979.
Her Majesty was said to have “exclaimed in amazement” when she first laid eyes on the set.
According to Buckingham Palace, the jewellery pieces included a necklace, earrings and a brooch, which were all made by Asprey’s London.
Buckingham Palace also published several photos of the Queen wearing the eye-catching jewellery for a number of social functions.
“The Queen later had the set modified by converting the earrings and brooch into a bracelet and shortening the necklace by two hoops and converting those hoops into new earrings,” said the Palace on its official social media accounts.