Art Deco Toi et Moi ring with diamonds and Burma unheated sapphire
French Art Deco Toi et Moi ring with old mine cut diamonds and Burma sapphire 18ct gold
Meaning 'you and me' in French, the Toi et Moi rings are in the running for the most romantic jewel of all time. This particular design is popular because of its fascinating heritage. The Toi et Moi refers to a ring with two gems that sit side by side or close to each other, symbolizing two souls becoming one. A classic Toi et Moi ring features two stones of a similar size and cut.
The tradition of giving such rings was to represent the love between two people. A very famous couple and their scandalous relationship brought the Toi et Moi design to the attention of a wider audience. In 1796, Napoleon Bonaparte, at the time a revolutionary soldier in the French army, proposed to Joséphine de Beauharnais. She married him three weeks later, but Napoleon’s family were fiercely against the union.
Josephine was six years older than him and that was very unusual and almost impossible at that time. Moreover, Joséphine was also a widow with two children from her previous marriage. However, the future Emperor of France was madly in love and it was a love story that has gone down in history as one of the most passionate of all time.
Napoleon gave Joséphine a Toi et Moi engagement ring set with Pear-Cut stones: a sapphire and diamond of exceptional beauty.
This Toi et Moi ring is from the early 20th century and perhaps carries an equally passionate love history as the ring that Napoleon presented Joséphine! This magnificent antique ring is a true piece of art that needs to be cherished and treasured.
- 18ct yellow gold
- 0.47ct of old mine cut diamond (exceptionally clear)
- 1.0ct Sapphire Unheated
- Art Deco
- Size 6 US
- Easily resizable (please add to cart)
- Excellent condition
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