Lalla Salma of Morocco has one of the most amazing jewellery collections in the world. It may not be the largest or the grandest, but it’s certainly among the most beautiful, tasteful and original ones.
|Lalla Salma's Ruby and Diamond Tassel Set|
The ruby demi-parure the Princess debuted during the incoming state visit from France is definitely one of the highlights of that collection. I can’t call them the grandest piece the Princess owns though because, in my opinion, that distinction belongs to her dazzling emeralds which I’ll cover later.
Salma’s ruby set consists of a necklace and earrings. There may be other pieces to the parure since usually such suites include bracelets and/or rings as well.
Both the necklace and the earrings are in a tassel design. The necklace is made of large oval rubies in diamond frames that sit in a choker-like setting. From them, a number of diamond tassels hang, nine of which have smaller oval rubies suspended at the end. All are set in yellow gold and platinum frame.
|Lalla Salma wearing her Ruby and Diamond Tassel Set during the Banquet in honour of the French President|
The earrings are quite similar in style. They feature a single oval ruby in a diamond frame, from which three diamond tassels hang. The longer one in the middle is diamond-only, while the two shorter ones on either side have small rubies at the ends as well.
I am not normally a fan of modern jewels but this (along with most of Lalla Salma’s jewels, come to that) is definitely an exception. I love rubies, chokers and tassel style, so frankly I couldn't dislike it even if I tried.