Post # 1
They are auctioning a ring that Napolean Bonaparte gave to (his first wife and his “true love”) Josephine.
I LOVE IT! I’m surprised they only expected it to fetch $19,000 for this beauty. I’d wear it in a heartbeat.
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2293722/Napoleon-love-Engagement-ring-emperor-gave-wife-Josephine-goes-auction-set-fetch-13-000.html (Yes, I secretly read the Daily Mail … please don’t shoot).
Post # 3
@Ms_Midori: Only 19K?! Hmmm. I would be too scared to wear it since really it’s priceless, but it is nice!
Post # 4
I would definitely want some sort of proof before I signed the check. The ring isn’t very obviously vintage (though the box is) and it’s also not as … dramatic? as I thought it would be. But yeah, that is super cheap.
Post # 5
@EffieTrinket: Yeah, I totally get what you mean. It’s being auctioned along with a multitude of items from Prince Victor Napolean’s private collection of family heirlooms, so I’m more likely to trust the authenticity.
Post # 6
- Wedding: July 2017 - Bristol zoo
Hnnng, want. If only I had 19k living around…
Post # 7
Our anniversary is coming up…perhaps I should email him the link for this…
Post # 8
Wow, if it doesn’t go for way more then that I would be really surprised. It’s a gorgeous ring!
Post # 9
that’s crazy cheap for a ring with such historical significance. I’m really surprised. I think it’s lovely but I would have expected something a little more grandiose.
Post # 10
Ahh gorgeous. I love everything about this. If only I had a spare 19,000 lying around 😉
Post # 11
Authentic or not, I think the ring is really unique looking and quite pretty.
Post # 12
@Ms_Midori: Wow, that’s a beautiful ring. I’d wear it regardless of whether it was actually authentic.
Post # 13
Pretty! But I can see some clarity issues even from these pics. The bulk of the cost is definitely the historic significance. It says that apparently he was quite broke at the time of giving her that. Yet it is one of a kind! I do hope she never got an “upgrade,” and this is THE ring that symbolizes their love. I’m pretty sure upgrades weren’t heard of back then though. He’d lavish her with other jewelry instead (if he could, of course), but always keep the original ring, full of meaning as it was. I like that concept best.
Post # 14
@Ms_Midori: WHY AM I NOT RICH!
Post # 15
I am a little skeptical….
Post # 16
@joya_aspera: You are my favorite person on this website. I just have to tell you.