Sometimes the Daily Mail surprises you with something resembling an educational story! 🙀 "A gold ring given by a youthful Napoleon Bonaparte to his first love has sold over 200 years later for £25,000.
The bashful teenager made the romantic gesture towards Caroline du Colombier, who he courted when he was 18-years-old. The pair became acquainted when Napoleon was stationed with the French army near her family's country estate in the late 1780s. The couple are known to have picked cherries together in the orchard and gone on romantic walks. 🍒❤️Shortly after this romantic rendezvous a besotted Napoleon presented Caroline, who was eight years older than him, with a gold ring set with a carved ivory scene of people cherry-picking."
Between this and the engagement ring he gave Josephine, looks like Napoleon had some 👌taste in jewelry. #napoleon #antiquejewelry #ughthedailymail