Collier Joséphine and earrings are a tribute to the love
and devotion that inspired the Emperor of France.
Born Marie Josèphe Rose Tascher de La Pagerie, Rose
caught the eye of one of the more famous Emperors of
France, Napoléon Bonaparte. Originally known by the name
Rose, Napoléon prefered Joséphine and so Joséphine she
became. First as Napoléon’s mistress, Joséphine
subsequently became his first wife and the first Empress
of the French.
As Empress, Joséphine de Beauharnais was popular and
known for her kindness and generosity to foundlings. But
perhaps what she is more famous for, is Napoléon’s
devotion to her and the love letters he wrote to her.
“You to whom nature has given spirit, sweetness, and
beauty, you who alone can move and rule my heart, you
who know all too well the absolute empire you exercise
- Napoléon Bonaparte -
A central pendant with an embellished spike and
encrusted in crystals is suspended from a necklace of
bezelled pearls. The clasp is made from a double spiked
crystal encrusted toggle.
Czech glass spike beads are partnered with luxurious
Swarovski crystal pearls to form earrings fit for an
Empress. Sparkling Swarovski crystals further embellish
the ensemble for a rich and regal look.
Deceiving in its simplicity but definitely noble in its
materials and design, Collier Joséphine and earrings is
an elegant and sophisticated parure befitting a great
Collier Joséphine appears in the inaugural issue of the
French beading magazine, Perl'fection.
Click on image to purchase the magazine. Please note
that the magazine is in French.