Dale Fournier Private Collection

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Napoleon and Josephine's Antique Engagement Ring

The Osenat auction house in Fontainebleau, France recently sold the antique diamond and sapphire engagement ring given to Josephine de Beauharnais by Napoleon Bonparte for 1.7 million.  The gold ring's diamond and sapphire weigh just under a carat each.  Hmmm, is that why the presale estimate was only $13,000 to $20,000? Really, what were they thinking?!

 

The setting is called "toi et moi"  (you and me) and is very darling, don't you agree?