french ruby and sapphire toi et moi 18k gold ring


The Story

A bright and colorful antique "Toi et Moi" ring made in France in the early 1900s.  

Made from 18 karat yellow gold, at center is a bi-color band set with eight antique single cut diamonds for a total diamond weight of approximately 0.16 carats. On top and bottom, a pear-shaped ruby and sapphire cabochon are each prong set. The stones, measuring approximately 6.7 mm x 5 mm, are rich in color. They look like pieces of colorful candy and give the ring a bright pop.

Measuring 0.69 inches tall, it's a great size and shape, not too big or too small. It would make a lovely engagement ring, but it's unique look and style make it perfect for any occasion.

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. 

  • Style Number: R1835
  • Antique, circa early 20th century
  • 18k yellow gold
  • 1 ruby and 1 sapphire, pear-shaped cabochons each 6.7 mm x 5 mm (approx.)
  • 8 old single cut diamonds, each 1.7 mm (approx.)
  • Total diamond weight approximately 0.16 carats
  • Height of front face of ring 0.69", depth of ring as it sits off finger 0.20"
  • Band width 2 mm
  • French hallmark and maker's mark "GC"
  • Size 6.25, Fox & Bond can resize this ring up to a size 10 and down to a size 4
  • Great antique condition- normal wear consistent with age and use

Currently a size 6.25, Fox & Bond can resize this ring up to a size 10 and down to a size 4. This ring includes its original hallmarks, which may be affected during resizing; however, we do our best to keep any marks intact whenever possible.

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.  

Please note rings that have been resized are not eligible for return or exchange as we believe in preserving each piece's integrity. You may send a ring back to us for resizing at a later date if you would like to keep the option of making a return available to you. Please see our FAQs section for more information.

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