In 1796, Napoleon Bonaparte presented an engagement ring to Josephine de Beauharnais, widow of Alexandre de Beauharnais, who was guillotined during the Reign of Terror during the French Revolution. Josephine might have met a similar fate but the Terror ended five days later. As a widow she had affairs, including with Napoleon, whom she met in 1795. They were engaged in January 1796 and married on March 9, just two days before he, as General of the French army, left for an invasion of Italy. Alone again, Josephine’s eye wandered, as did Napoleon’s. Eventually she would be crowned Empress by Napoleon himself, as captured in the famous painting by Jacques-Louis David. But Emporers need heirs, and Josephine (a mother of two with Alexandre) was found wanting.
Now, some 217 years after their marriage, the ring that Napolean gave Josephine is to be auctioned, along with a slew of other Napoleona, by Osenat in Fontainebleau. But it won’t be the centerpiece of the auction in terms of return. According to Osenat’s Jean-Christophe Chatagnier, Napolean was not wealthy. Chataignier told Agence France-Presse last month that Napolean’s lack of cash meant for a “very ordinary” ring. Chatagnier told Forbes over the weekend that the sapphire and diamond pear-shaped stones weigh approximately 1 carat each. More details on the March 24 sale are available at the Osenat website.
Peridot round brilliant 1.54 carat loose gemstone make a custom order.
This is a beautiful peridot 1.54 carat round brilliant cut. Make your custom order with it in form of a ring, necklace, bracelet, brooch or what ever you desire.
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• Round brilliant cut
• Weight is 1.54
• Colour is a pale yellowish green
• Measures 6.95mm in diameter
• Clarity: no visible inclusions
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