The Greek Ruby Parure was presented to Olga Constantinovna of Russia from her husband, George I of Greece, who is believed to have purchased the pigeon’s blood rubies in her native Russia. When Olga died, she left the rubies to her son, Nicholas, and they were worn by his wife, Elena Vladimirovna of Russia and his daughters, Olga and Marina.
The Yugoslavian royal family were deposed during the Second World War and the ruby parure had to be sold, however it was purchased by Paul I of Greece for his wife, Frederica. Frederica passed the rubies on to her daughter-in-law, Anne-Marie of Denmark, who wears the parure frequently.
The parure consists of the Ruby Olive Wreath Tiara which has a laurel wreath design with berry rubies and diamond leaves; a flexible necklace with detachable pendant; pendant earrings, and two brooches.