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Tiara and Parure luscious emeralds once belonging to Josephine Bonaparte now belong to Queen Sonja of Norway

royal jewelry of the world | ... topaz jewels made around 1804 belonging to the royal family of Sweden

Faberge tiara referred to as the Empress Josephine Tiara because the briolette-cut diamonds (the ones shaped like teardrops )were given to the French empress by Tsar Alexandra I following her divorce from Napoleon I. The piece was created around 1890 and is mounted in silver and gold.

The Faberge tiara with tea-drop diamonds that were presented by Alexander I of Russia to Empress Josephine ~ The story of the tiara starts from Alexander I of Russia and Joséphine, ex-wife of Napoléon. They were friends, and Alexander presented Josephine tea-drop diamonds. In 1890 Faberge used diamonds to create tiara for descendants of Josephine's son, the Duke of Leuchtenberg. After WWI tiara was inherited by Count of Flanders who bequeathed the tiara to his sister, the former queen of…

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