When Queen Pirouette was just a little girl, parliament designated her as the heir apparent to the throne. In this way, civil war was averted. Because of this, she was sometimes called Pirouette Makepeace. To honor her, the old king presented her with a ruby of great value and it became known as the Makepeace stone. Pirouette often wore it in her hair, or as a pendant around her neck. When she became queen, the ruby was placed front and center in her crown.