Muguet necklace by Rene Lalique, Composed of two Muguet pendants and three Muguet beads, all in pale green opalescent glass, mounted in 14 karat gold as a chatelaine necklace. Length of larger pendant: 2
Presented by Napoleon Bonaparte and his consort Josephine to their adopted daughter, Stephanie de Beauharnais, from whom the jewellery takes its name. The jewellery was probably made by Nitot & Fils, who were principal jewellers to Napoleon and Joséphine.
FAKE: Queen Elizabeth the first's peacock gown. FACT: No, this is just the costume worn by the actress playing Queen Elizabeth in the movie Shakespeare in Love. (If you zoom in on the plaque, you can verify that.
The Heneage Jewel. Enamelled gold, table-cut diamonds, Burmese rubies, rock crystal and a miniature. The reverse shows a ship holding steady on a stormy sea. It symbolises the Protestant church steered by Elizabeth through religious turmoil.