Napoleon rarely asked for anything. He invaded. He captured. He conquered without mercy. But not everything he wanted could be taken by force. Before Napoleon Bonaparte became one of the most powerful leaders on the planet, he was a man with a simple mission: to win the heart (and hand) of his beloved Josephine.
His greatest victory would not be won with cannons and cavalry. It would take passion, persuasion and a pair of precious stones set in yellow gold. In 1796, one ring secured their future as man and wife. More than two centuries later, our version of the romantic couple is ready to make history all over again.
Available exclusively from Stauer, our Limited-Edition Napoleon & Josephine Engagement Ring captures the elegance of the 18th-century original, which recently sold at auction for an astounding $949,000! But don’t worry. While you may have missed your opportunity to spend a cool million on a 217-year-old romantic treasure, we’re giving you a second chance at this exclusive Stauer price! How is that possible? Read on...
The art and science of a perfect proposal. When Napoleon proposed to his beloved Josephine in January of 1796, he was a military man of modest means. He chose a diamond and sapphire ring that showcased a unique, vintage setting known as "toi et moi" or "You and Me." Though Napoleon would go on to lavish his bride with some of the grandest jewels ever known, this simple ring remains the most enduring symbol of their legendary love.
Artists have used the most technologically advanced process in the world to recreate the design. The lab-created Scienza® Sapphire and a dazzling, lab-created DiamondAura® sparkle even brighter than the million-dollar antique. Both faceted teardrops are set in gold-finished .925 sterling silver.