Toi et moi

Romantic antique ring with old cut diamond & blue sapphire, around 1910


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Romantic antique ring with old cut diamond & blue sapphire, around 1910
Romantic antique ring with old cut diamond & blue sapphire, around 1910
Description
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One of the most typical and beautiful forms that rings could take at the turn of the century was that of the toi-et-moi ring. Here, two precious stones are presented on an often curved rail: Equal, side by side, yet individual. The name derives from the fact that the two gemstones are supposed to stand for the lovers whose love such a ring can seal. Here, a natural sapphire and a large old-cut diamond are set as the protagonists. The sapphire is of an intense blue colour, which produces luminous reflections depending on the incidence of light. The old cut diamond weighs about 0.65 ct and shows some inclusions that make it individual. Both stones are held by platinum bezel settings, while the ring itself is made of yellow gold A curved element, also inlaid with platinum, connects the two large stones so that the small rose-cut diamonds appear in this as shimmering reflections of light. Its high-quality materials but also its nostalgic design make the ring a piece of jewellery for the ages.
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Among all gemstones, the deep blue sapphire in particular has been attributed various mythical qualities over the centuries. In the Middle Ages, bishops wore this stone as a ring because they believed it warded off wiles and falsehood, and protected its wearer from feeling envy. In his Natural History of Gemstones, Della storia naturale della gemme, Naples 1730, Giacinto Gimma then wrote that the colour blue represented Venus and the study of the heavenly bodies and stars, and was most purely represented in sapphire. Possibly from these associations developed in the 19th century the meaning that the sapphire held in the so-called gemlore, the language of precious stones. In this language it was associated with truth and loving loyalty. For example, the painter Sir Edward Burne Jones, who also designed jewellery, wrote to his close friend Frances Graham: "Sapphire is truth, and I am never without it [...] Sapphires I make my totem of!"
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Romantic antique ring with old cut diamond & blue sapphire, around 1910
Toi et moi
€ 2,290.00 *
Content 1 piece
Incl. VAT, Shipping
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