|Napoleon Bonaparte’s most romantic maneuver When he wanted to woo Josephine de Beauharnals, Napoleon presented her with “The Burning of Troy,” a magnificent opal which quickly became the envy of every woman in Europe. Napoleon’s military campaigns are still studied and emulated today, but perhaps his real genius lay in his romantic maneuvers. We followed his lead with the opals, but added a strategic twist of our own. The Josephine Garnet & Opal Necklace features a pendant with 18 iridescent opals that dance with color in a grand display of opulent gold-finished sterling silver. But we also included a smoldering 2-carat red garnet at the center, which seemed an appropriate nod to the Emperor’s burning desire. And much like one of history’s most intense love affairs, this pairing of opal and garnet is sure to generate sparks and impress your Empress for years to come.