"This distinctive ring design, with two principal stones caught in each other’s orbit, is known as a ‘toi-et-moi’. This romantic name, meaning ‘you and me’, casts the stones as the two lovers whose bond the ring represents. When a young Napoleon Bonaparte presented one to Josephine de Beauharnais as an engagement ring, its popularity was assured, as Empress Josephine became one of the most stylish and influential figures of the early 19th century. This ‘toi-et-moi’ ring is centred on a pair of perfectly matched antique old mine diamonds, with its elegantly curving band hinting at the contemporary Art Nouveau style, sparkling with smaller antique circular-cut diamonds. A romantic and elegant choice for an antique engagement ring, which will sit well alongside either a white or yellow gold engagement ring thanks to its bicoloured design."