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Napoleon Josephine engagement ring

Napoleon Josephine engagement ring

A diamond and sapphire engagement ring given in 1796 by Napoleon Bonaparte to Josephine de Beauharnais is displayed on a table on March 22, 2013 in Fontainebleau, outside Paris, ahead of an auction entitled 'L'empire à Fontainebleau, les rendez-vous de l'histoire'. The ring was up for bid March 24 at the Osenat auction house. It was estimated to fetch $13,000 to $20,000, but brought in $949,000.

PATRICK KOVARIK