Lively Victorian Duet Toi et Moi Ring
Lively Victorian Duet Toi et Moi Ring
Lively Victorian Duet Toi et Moi Ring
Lively Victorian Duet Toi et Moi Ring
Lively Victorian Duet Toi et Moi Ring
Lively Victorian Duet Toi et Moi Ring
Lively Victorian Duet Toi et Moi Ring
Lively Victorian Duet Toi et Moi Ring
Lively Victorian Duet Toi et Moi Ring
Lively Victorian Duet Toi et Moi Ring
Lively Victorian Duet Toi et Moi Ring
Lively Victorian Duet Toi et Moi Ring
Lively Victorian Duet Toi et Moi Ring
Lively Victorian Duet Toi et Moi Ring
Lively Victorian Duet Toi et Moi Ring
Lively Victorian Duet Toi et Moi Ring

Lively Victorian Duet Toi et Moi Ring

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An exquisite Victorian ring featuring a duo of old European diamonds in a delicate prong setting. Twin stone rings like this are often called "toi et moi" rings - French for "you and me," with a stone representing the giver and the receiver each.

In 1796, Napoleon Bonaparte proposed to Joséphine de Beauharnais with a toi et moi ring (featuring a sapphire and a diamond), and the style has remained in fashion with occasional surges in popularity to this day. Often the stones are set at an angle or in a complementary fashion, but there's something about this particular design that speaks to us - we love the way the two stones are set straight and level, appearing as two equal partners facing the world side by side.

Smooth, buttery gold and a minimal, low rise setting make this a perfectly precious item without the fuss.

Very good antique condition with moderate wear commensurate with age.

Details:
• 18k yellow gold, stamped and tested, with a worn trademark
• Size 6 1/8 (slightly out of round), could be sized down but do not recommend sizing up
• Two old European cut natural diamonds; approximately 0.46 carat each, overall SI1-2 H-I (approximately 0.92 carat total weight)
• Face of ring measures 5.2mm wide, 10.6mm across, with a rise of 3.8mm; back of band measures 1mm wide and 0.6mm thick
• 2.2g
• Includes a velvet ring box and a third-party appraisal