tiara time: Marie Thérèse’s Ruby & Diamond Parure

Marie Louise wearing the Ruby and Diamond Parure

Marie Louise wearing the Ruby and Diamond Parure

portrait by Jean Baptise Isabey. Marie Louise is wearing the necklace, from which is suspended a medallion with a portrait of Napoleon surrounded by diamonds. The medallion was also made by Ninot.

Marie Louise, Napoleon I’s second wife, wearing the Ruby and Diamond Parure

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