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Napoleon's engagement ring to go under the hammer

The ring has the two teardrop shaped jewels facing in opposite directions.

The blue sapphire and diamond each have a carat-weight a little less than one carat.


Put a ring on it: Napoleon’s ring has a less than one carat diamond. Pic/AFP

Osenat’s website said that the ring is estimated to sell in the range of $13,000 to $20,000. When Napoleon met Josephine in September 1795, she was a 32-year-old widow with two kids.

The couple got married on March 9, 1796, just before he left to take over the French Army in Italy and divorced in 1810.               

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