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Edwardian Floral "Toi et Moi" Engagement Ring


Edwardian Floral "Toi et Moi" Engagement Ring



DATE: Edwardian, c.1910

Stunning Edwardian "Toi et Moi" ring with a floral/foliate theme, unlike I've seen before. The two principal stones - the "you" and "me" - are .75ct old European cut diamonds set within a fine millegrain bezel and featuring smaller single cut diamond "petals" and a spray of foliage leading up from the shoulders. Crafted in platinum throughout, with a low profile and open gallery, it was made by hand in the very early 20th century, circa 1910.

Toi et Moi translates literally as "you and me", a deeply romantic sentiment which makes them popular as engagement rings - symbolising two souls becoming one. Napoleon Bonaparte famously gave a sapphire and diamond example to his first wife, Josephine de Beauharnais, and John F Kennedy proposed to Jacqueline Onassis with an emerald and diamond example. Personally, I like the all-diamond look, and this one effortlessly infuses the delicacy of the Edwardian era with verging on maximalist design.


Old European & Old Single Cut Diamonds - total weight approx. 1.75ct


Head: 16.2 x 16.9mm

Width of band: 1.1mm

Rise off finger: 4.6mm




No marks present, tests as platinum


Excellent, with light antique patina