Edwardian, 18ct Gold, ‘Toi et Moi’ Sapphire and Diamond Ring


£3,500
Product SKU: ARB-420

Sapphire and diamond ring, circa 1900. Set with a cushion-shaped blue sapphire and an old mine cut diamond, the distinctive design of this ring, with the two main stones meeting in the centre is known as a ‘toi et moi’, or ‘you and me’. The toi-et-moi became extremely popular in the late 19th century as a choice for an engagement ring, with the stones representing the two lovers joining together. This example is set with yellow gold and platinum, typical of the period, with the platinum bringing out the white sparkle of the single-cut, rose-cut and old mine diamonds, and the rich yellow gold offsetting the cornflower blue of the sapphire. A particularly lovely example of this romantic design – a wonderful choice for an engagement ring.


 

Place Of Origin

England

Stone Type

Sapphire Approx: 0.80 carats (calculated)

Diamonds: Approx. 0.70 carats total

Approx. H colour / SI clarity

Stone Dimensions

Certified Natural Sri Lankan (Ceylon), Natural, Unheated

Sapphire: 5.4mm x 5mm x 3.2mm

Height of setting: 8mm
Width of setting at front: 22.6mm x 15.5mm

Metal Type

18ct yellow gold, platinum

Date Of Manufacture

1900 - 1915

Period Of Manufacture

Edwardian

Condition

Very good

Signs Of Wear

Minor wear commensurate with age

Band Size

UK K ½ / US 5.5 (complimentary re-size available)

This ring can easily be re-sized

Weight

3.8 grams (gross)