Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Queen Josephine's Amethyst Tiara

This set of amethysts was originally owned by Napoleon’s first wife, Empress Joséphine. She left it to her son, Eugène de Beauharnais, whose daughter, Josephine of Leuchtenberg, became queen of Sweden. The younger Josephine brought a treasure trove of her grandmother’s jewels with her to Sweden, including these amethysts tiara.

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