Napoleon and Josephine’s Engagement Ring Auction Sale Smashes Expectations

Napoleons RingNapoleon`s engagement ring went to auction to be timed to coincide with the 250th anniversary of Josephina’s birthday. It fetched a hefty $949,000 (€730,000) so that after commission and fees the total was $1.17 million! Almost 50 times the original $20,000 estimate! The winning bidder remains anonymous.

Osenat auction house described the the 18th century ring as a “simple” gold band decorated with (more…)

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The Engagement Ring Of Napoleon To Josephine Up For Auction

Napoleon18th Century French military mastermind Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821) who is best known for his martial brilliance had a home life that we rarely consider.

He married in 1796 to Josephine de Beauharnais. He was only 26 while she was 32, a widow from the Revolution. He used to send her love letters from battle.

The ring Napoleon gave to Josephine for their engagement is said to be “in good condition” (more…)

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