A historic 40-carat diamond ring, which belonged to Countess Olympia von Arco Zinneberg, the fiancé of Prince Jean Christophe Napoleon, was recently recovered by the French police, after it had previously been stolen, together with a laptop and other valuables, from a car parked in Paris.

The impressive 40 carat diamond is called a Bonaparte diamond and was once in the crown of Empress Eugenie. It was one of the few royal jewels that remained in France and was passed on to her descendants through Empress Eugenie.

Eugenie was known all over the world for her elegant taste in jewelry and having items made by various royal suppliers, such as Gabriel Lemonniere and Charles Worth, Louis Vuitton, and the then young and promising jewelers Pierre Cartier and Frederic Boucheron.