The Regale of France ruby: from a French king to Becket’s tomb to Henry VIII….and then lost.

Whatever the truth about this amazing ruby, it must be (still is?) one heck of a precious stone. It belonged to a French king, and leapt from his ring to attach itself to the tomb of Thomas Becket, who was born 900 years ago today, in Canterbury. The ruby then ended up belonging to Henry… Continue reading The Regale of France ruby: from a French king to Becket’s tomb to Henry VIII….and then lost.