If all that’s been keeping you from finally writing that classic novel is insufficiently inspiring jewelry, it’s time to make plans to attend the auction at Sotheby’s that will be selling the legendary Jane Austen’s ring.
After being in the author’s family’s possession for two centuries, the plain jane odontolite piece will finally be made available to the public for an estimated £30,000.
According to the Daily Mail:
A note that accompanies the sale of the ring explains how Austen’s sister-in-law Eleanor Austen had been given it when she became engaged to the writer’s brother Henry.
She wrote: ‘My dear Caroline. The enclosed Ring once belonged to your Aunt Jane. It was given to me by your Aunt Cassandra as soon as she knew that I was engaged to your Uncle. I bequeath it to you. God bless you!’
The auction takes place tomorrow, so catch that plane fast!
Full story at Daily Mail.
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