Art Deco 'Toi et Moi' Diamond Ring
'Toi et Moi' translates from French to 'You and Me'. It refers to one of the most romantic ring styles in history. A ring that features two stones that sit side by side symbolising when two souls become one - the joining of two hearts, souls and lives.
Their tradition dates back centuries to when Napoleon Bonaparte proposed to Josephine de Beauharnais in 1796 with a sapphire and diamond version. 'Toi et Moi' reached the height of its popularity during the Edwardian and Art Deco periods.
Two claw-set diamonds set into a sleek 18ct white gold crossover design. The shank has a very subtle twisting pinched design.
Each shoulder is studded with an additional four diamonds and grain set accents.
In excellent antique condition. There is some wear to the bottom section of the band however it is not noticeable unless searching for it and is to be expected for a ring that is 100 years old.
The ring has been lovingly inspected by a jeweller from the famous London Hatton Garden jewellery quarter.
Era: Art Deco 1920s
Total Approx. Diamond Carat Weight (TCW): 0.85 carats.
Each of the big diamonds measures approx. 4.8mm (0.4ct)
Each of the (8) diamonds set into the shoulders measure approx 1mm
Ring Size: 55 EU
Setting measures 8.8mm in length x 8.2mm wide (excluding the shoulders).
The ring sits about 5mm above your finger
Shank at its widest point measures 2mm tapering slightly to 1.8 at the bottom.
Shank measures 1.5mm at its thickest point tapering to 1mm at the base
The ring weighs 3.5grams
Hallmarks: Ring is stamped "18ct" on the inner band.
Materials: 14 carat white gold and diamonds.