The Nizam of Hyderabad Rose brooches, three in total, were part of a Cartier tiara.
The tiara was bought by the Nizam of Hyderabad, together with a necklace, as a wedding present for the then Princess Elizabeth in 1947. The tiara was worn over the next 25 years but was eventually broken up in 1973, and the stones, along with 96 rubies, were used to make a new tiara.
The three roses. one large and two small, were used as brooches.1
Queen Elizabeth II has worn all three brooches. Most recently, she wore the larger of the three during the launch of the Queen’s Baton Relay for Birmingham 2022 in October 2021.
The smaller two were worn during a reception at Sandringham House for the 70th anniversary of her accession to the throne.2
- The Queen’s Diamonds by Hugh Roberts p.286
- The Court Jeweller