Edwardian, 18ct Gold, Burmese Ruby and Diamond Ring

SKU: ARB-489

£6,500

Ruby and diamond ring, early 20th century. Rings in this crossover style, centring on two main stones, were very popular at the turn of the century, but they’re surprisingly rare in contemporary jewellery design. Full of movement, central to their charm is their wildly romantic name - ‘toi et moi’, or ‘you and me’ - represented by each of the two main stones. Legend has it that Napoleon Bonaparte gifted a ring of this design to his first bride, Josephine de Beauharnais, before setting off on a triumphant campaign, and that when she became Empress Josephine, the design caused a sensation. This beautiful late 19th century example focuses on a different but thoughtfully matched pair of stones - an unheated Burmese​ ruby on one end, and a sparkling Old Mine cut diamond on the other, mounted in warm yellow gold. 

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Why I love it...

“This is a very special ring. The diamond is amazing, it’s large and has a lot of sparkle. I love toi et moi rings, especially with a ruby and diamond twist. The diamond shoulders are equally gorgeous and the ring has an overall feeling of quality to it. And, lastly, the Burmese ruby is a stunner! A lovely vivid red with pinky undertones – unmistakably Burmese”

- Sammy, Founder

Place of Origin:
United Kingdom
Stone Type:
Diamond approx.. 0.95 – 1.00ct (6mm x 6mm x 4.2mm) Ruby approx. 0.80ct
(Certified with certificate as Burmese, no indications of heating or treatment)
Setting Dimensions:
Height 6mm / Front 13mm x 16mm
Metal Type:
18ct yellow gold, platinum
Manufacture Date & Period:
1900-1910 / Edwardian
Condition & Wear:
Very good / Wear commensurate with age
Band Size:
UK O / US 7.25 (complimentary re-size available)
This ring can easily be re-sized
Weight:
3.10 grams

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If you want your ring resized quickly add "EXPRESS RESIZING" for £75 to your order along with desired size and the name of the ring.

If you're unsure of your ring size -please consult our sizing guide, or contact us for an easy solution to gauge your ring size.

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Can a ring be re-sized?

Yes, the majority of our rings can be re-sized; unless stated in the item description. Simply add your required size in the notes section at checkout, and we'll take care of the rest!

What is my ring size?

Once you’ve set your heart on the perfect ring, if you're unsure of your ring size -please consult our sizing guide, or contact us for an easy solution to gauge your ring size.

How long does re-sizing take?

Please allow an additional 5 to 10 working days to the delivery time. If you require your order for a particular date, please get in touch as soon as possible and we will do our very best to accommodate.

Can I purchase a ring and later return to be re-sized?

Yes, we will do our very best to help you every step of the way. There is no additional charge for this but the buyer is responsible for return postage and insurance upon return.

Can I pay in installments/layaway?

Yes, we are happy to spread over a few months. Please contact us directly to discuss a
suitable payment method and plan. We do not charge interest for installment payments.

Does the ring come with a certificate?

While most of our rings are accompanied with a gemological certificate, it is possible to provide a certificate to rings which don’t already have a certificate. There is
an additional charge for this. All of rings are checked and examined by a professional gemologist before they reach the website.

Do you ship items internationally?

Yes, we provide free international express shipping on all online orders. Local taxes
and duties may apply. However, we currently do not ship to the following territories: Africa, Brazil, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Israel, Lithuania, North Korea, Pakistan, Republic of Georgia, Russia, Turkey, Russia, Singapore and UAE. You can read our shipping page for more information.

How long will it take for the ring to arrive?

For UK orders, orders are shipped via Royal Mail Special Delivery, the working day after the payment has cleared. Please allow 1-2 business days for your order to arrive. For orders from all other countries, orders are shipped via FedEx or DHL, the working day after the payment has cleared. Please allow 4-5 business days for your order to arrive. Local taxes and duties may apply. You can read our shipping page for more information.

Where are you based, and do you have a shop I can visit?

We are based in London, England, and, for the time being, we are exclusively an online retailer.

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