Queen Sirikit’s Ruby Earrings 

Happy Birthday to Royal Noble Consort Sineenat of Thailand, who turns 38 today! The former Nurse and Army Officer who is the first official Royal Noble Consort in over a century, she has gotten access to several spectacular royal jewels, including Queen Sirkit’s Ruby Chandelier Earrings!

Queen Sirikit’s Ruby Earrings | Princess Bejaratana’s Emerald Suite | Thai Royal Jewels | The Jewels of Queen Sirikit of Thailand 

Each composed of a large ruby set in the antique Diamond Chandelier Earrings, from which a diamond bow is suspended, the earrings were likely older heirloom jewels, possibly pendants, belonging to Queen Sri Bajarindra, which were transformed into earrings around the mid 1950s.

Queen Sirikit of Thailand and her wonderful set of diamond and rubies made by Köchert.

Queen Sirkit began wearing the earrings a few years after her marriage, usually with a ruby and diamond necklace from Queen Sri Bajarindra as well as another ornate ruby and diamond necklace. Unlike most other jewels, the earrings were almost exclusive worn with ornate Thai dress and not her exquisite Balmain outfits. 

Queen Sikrit continued to wear the antique Ruby Chandelier Earrings through the 1960s into the 1970s, but as she had acquired various other ruby suites by then, there were no public appearances of these earrings for decades afterwards.

Queen Sirikit’s son, King Maha Vajiralongkorn, appointed Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi as his Royal Noble Consort, the first in over a century, just months after his marriage to Queen Suthida, in 2019, though just a few months later, she was stripped of her ranks and titles and imprisoned for a year before her titles and honours were restored in 2020. Upon her restoration, the Royal Noble Consort Sineenat Bilaskalayani has gained access to various jewels from the royal vault, including these Ruby Chandelier Earrings and Princess Bejaratana’s Emerald Suite. The earrings were first worn with one of Queen Sirkit’s Ruby Necklaces for a Ceremony in Bangkok in December 2020. 


Another notable appearance of the Ruby Chandelier Earrings, this time with Princess Bejaratana’s Ruby Necklace, came in 2021, when the Royal Noble Consort Sineenat Bilaskalayani represented the King to preside over the Royal Kathin Robes Offering Ceremony at Wat Phra Pathommachedi Temple. Lets hope we continue to see these splendid heirloom jewels worn for years to come!

Queen Sirikit’s Ruby Earrings | Princess Bejaratana’s Emerald Suite | Thai Royal Jewels | The Jewels of Queen Sirikit of Thailand


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