Inject this 1893 novel about a 30 year old c…

One day, in June of 1893, Lilian Lida Bell received a package. It had been forwarded from her publishers, who upon opening it, shipped it directly to their young author. “To the Author of ‘The Love Affairs of an Old Maid,” was inscribed on the band. It was a marquise ring built of a “gorgeous sapphire surrounded by diamonds.” From all the descriptions written of it (and there are many) it sounds exactly like Kate Middleton’s ring. No one ever confessed to having sent it to her. It was an anonymous gift.

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