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Amethyst Demiparure


Description & Provenance

A suite of amethyst dating back to the time of
the first French empire, made up of a necklace,
earrings, two bracelets, brooch and corsage.
Most likely it had been a wedding gift from
Napoleon himself, or his first wife Josephine,
to Princess Augusta Amalie of Bavaria when she
wed Eugene de Beauharnais, Duke of Leuchtenberg.
The couple in turn gave the suite to their daughter,
Josephine, when she married the future King Oscar I
of Sweden. There the set stayed and was later
made a part of the Bernadotte Family Foundation.
Various royal ladies have worn pieces from
the suite,but it was Queen Silvia who converted
the necklace into a tiara, while the two bracelets
could be united with the corsage to form a necklace.

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