It’s the holiday season, which means many of us are busy decking the halls—and maybe hanging up some mistletoe in a doorway or two. What better time to highlight a rare tiara that uses mistletoe as its design inspiration?
Just when you thought the outstanding royal jewel auction season had concluded, Sotheby’s is offering two more suites of jewelry with royal connections. Here’s a closer look at two parures of jewels that purportedly belonged to Empress Josephine of France.
If you’re a collector or admirer of French royal jewelry, the auction coming up this November at Christie’s in Geneva is packed to the gills with jewels just for you! The catalogue is almost a tour through France’s royal jewelry history, starting off with Marie Antoinette’s diamond bracelets, then Pauline Bonaparte’s ears of wheat tiara, and then today’s highlighted piece: a diamond and ruby jewel associated with three French royal women.