ACROSTIC: A series of lines in which certain letters--usually the first in each line--form a name or message when read in sequence.
The Napoleon Exhibit in Melbourne has some really interesting jewelry showcased. A personal gold bracelet worn by Napoleon’s mother, Maria Laetitia Ramolino Bonaparte, is on exhibit. The piece is acrostic in that it spells her name ‘Letitia’ by using semiprecious stones which are used in succession.
Napoleon's mother, Maria Laetitia Ramolino Bonaparte's acrostic bracelet spells:
Ialino (Hyaline) and
This piece has been loaned by the Napoleonic Museum in Rome (Museo Napoleonico). I think the idea is brilliant and will need to make a bracelet for myself spelling my name in gem stones!