FONTAINEBLEAU

23-01A diamond and sapphire engagement ring given in 1796 by Napoleon Bonaparte to Josephine de Beauharnais is displayed on a table on March 22, 2013 in Fontainebleau, outside Paris,

Prior to the auction entitled Lempire à Fontainebleau, les rendez-vous de lhistoire.

This ring will be up for bid March 24 at the Osenat auction house. It is estimated to fetch $13,000 to $20,000.

AFP PHOTO / PATRICK KOVARIK.

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