An exceptional necklace from Queen Joséphine’s royal collection will be headlining Sotheby’s Magnificent Jewels sale on October 12 in Hong Kong. It’s expected to fetch around US$ 3 million or about HK$23 million.
The 19th century Queen Joséphine necklace was handed down by generations of the Swedish royal family. It once belonged to Augusta-Amélie of Bavaria, the daughter-in-law of Empress Joséphine, Napoleon Bonaparte’s wife.
The two women had a close relationship, with the Empress is known to have gifted Augusta-Amélie jewels throughout her reign.