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Elegant Toi-et-Moi ring with pearl & old cut diamond, around 1910

This ring from around 1910 fascinates with the harmonious interplay of its precious materials: a shimmering pearl and a 0.40 ct old-cut diamond are combined. A play of light of white reflections is created that attracts attention and yet appears delicate and elegant at the same time. The juxtaposition of the two elements, the pearl and the brilliant-cut diamond, identifies the ring as a so-called "Toi-et-Moi" piece of jewellery. The genre of these "you-and-me" jewels are gifts of a romantic nature and thus typical gifts of love. Designs with two opposing elements were very popular from the early 20th century onwards: people loved to play with symbols. In the imagination of the time, man and woman stand opposite each other as lovers; recognisable as independent elements, yet firmly united by their feelings and symbolically united in one piece of jewellery. The dynamically curved ring rail is made of reddish gold, which has a particularly warm shimmer. The shoulders are additionally set with small diamond roses in silver settings. The materials used, the cut of the diamond and the shape of the ring allow us to date it to around 1910. It is beautifully preserved and a wonderful piece that would make an excellent gift of love.

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If for any reason you are still not satisfied, contact us and we will find a mutual solution immediately. Regardless, you can return any item within 30 days and we will refund you the full purchase price.

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