Today's Magpie of the Month post highlights a piece of jewelry from the Bernadotte collection that Crown Princess Victoria has begun wearing over the past few years: a diamond necklace made in part from a stomacher that belonged to one of her ancestors, Queen Josefina.
We've talked quite a lot here about precisely how extensive Josephine of Leuchtenberg's jewelry collection was. It's just nuts. She owned the grand diamond tiara now worn by Queen Sonja of Norway, plus the Norwegian royal family's extravagant emerald parure. She owned the sapphire parure and the amethyst parure owned by the Swedish royals. She owned the cameos worn by Crown Princess Victoria on her wedding day (pictured above), plus the Brazilian diamond parure and the Danish ruby parure. And that's barely even scratching the surface!