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Jane Austen's Antique Ring for Auction

This natural turquoise ring is going to be sold by the Austen family at the Sotheby's auction house in London on July 10th.

It will be auctioned with a note, dated 1863, written by Eleanor Austen to her niece Caroline Austen.  The estimate is $30,000-$46,000.

Personally, I think the price is crazy, and it would be so much nicer if the family donated it to a museum for all to enjoy.

But it will be quite interesting to see what it sells for! ($236,000. wow!)