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

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


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



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


3.8 grams (gross)

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?

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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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