I’ve been thinking about designing a rainbow necklace for months.

Since I’m so ensconced in the story of Napoleon, I really do try to celebrate all aspects of this story. One of them is jewelry. Napoleon supported jewelry manufacture and he was a frequent giver of very lavish gifts. Talk of this frequently arises in the memoirs we have been reading about Napoleon.


These memoirs are available  here, here and here.


I love learning from experts who are passionate about their work. Please enjoy this video about medieval jewelry. 



This is a watch Josephine gave her daughter Hortense. 


These are the kind of gifts one could receive if Napoleon really liked you.