edwardian toi et moi sapphire, diamond, and 18k gold ring

$4,250.00

The Story

A bright and colorful Edwardian "Toi et Moi" ring made in the early 1900s from 18 karat yellow gold.

Elongated in shape, two old cut oval sapphires are complementary in color. One end has prong set bright yellow sapphire weighing approximately 1.98 carats, while the other has a blue sapphire weighing approximately 2.16 carats. Curving gold links the two stones and is set with 22 old cut diamonds ranging in size from 0.01 to 0.04 carats each, for a total diamond weight approximately 0.44 carats.

A French saying, “Toi et Moi” means You and Me and in jewelry refers to a ring that showcases two stones symbolizing two people. These were common engagement rings during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, symbolizing two souls that are intertwined. The ring that is believed to have started the trend was a diamond and sapphire engagement ring given by Napoleon to Josephine in 1776.

Measuring 1.05 inches tall, the elongated shape makes it extra attractive to those looking for a larger scale piece. It would make a lovely engagement ring, but it's unique look and style make it perfect for any occasion.

  • Style Number: R1895
  • Antique- Edwardian, circa early 1900s
  • 18k yellow gold
  • 1 yellow sapphire- oval-shaped 8.9 mm x 6.9 mm, 1.98 carats (approx.)
  • 1 blue sapphire- oval-shaped 8 mm x 6.7 mm, 2.16 carats (approx.)
  • 22 old cut diamonds ranging from 0.01 to 0.04 carats each
  • Total diamond weight approximately 0.44 carats
  • Height of front face of ring 1.05", depth of ring as it sits off finger 0.24"
  • Band width 1.7 mm
  • Size 4.5, Fox & Bond offers complimentary resizing of this ring up to a size 10. 
  • Great antique condition- wear consistent with age and use

Currently, a size 4.5, Fox & Bond offers complimentary resizing of this ring up to a size 10.

For all Fox & Bond ring resizing, we use a trusted jeweler who is an expert in antique jewelry.  Resizing takes approximately 2-3 weeks, and prices vary depending on the metal, complexity, and size needed.  

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