Old stones in a new guise

Vintage ring with old cut diamonds in gold, around 1900/2000

Toi-et-moi, you and I - this French term is used to describe rings that make two precious stones equal protagonists of the design. Already Napoleon adored Joséphine such a ring to seal their romantic alliance. The two precious stones were intended to represent the two lovers, individual yet united, each full in itself yet complementing the other. Two particularly beautiful old-cut diamonds of about 0.90 ct together take on this symbolic function in this modern ring. They were cut by hand in the years around 1900 and show themselves in individual proportions. Their large facets reflect the light many times and break it up into its colors: It is the proverbial fire of the diamond that sparks from them. To further accentuate the fire of the diamonds, the ring, which is actually yellow gold, bears a layer of white rhodium on its upper side. Ten smaller diamonds are set on the ring shoulders so that when worn, the ring looks like a composition of two white bands. The ring has been newly created in recent years. Its charm lies in the combination of old and new: for the individual old cuts of the years around 1900 enrich the modern ring with their gentle sparkle and make the solidly crafted ring something special. We discovered the ring here in Berlin.

We want you to be 100% satisfied! For that reason, we examine, describe and photograph all of our jewellery with the utmost care.

You can rely on our years of experience in the trade and our expertise as a professional art historians for reviews of the antique jewellery. As a member of various trader organisations and the British Society of Jewellery Historians, we remain committed to the highest possible degree of accuracy. In our descriptions, we always also indicate any signs of age and defects and never hide them in our photos – this saves you from any unpleasant surprises when your package arrives.

Should you for some reason not be satisfied, please don’t hesitate to contact us so that we can begin to find a solution together. In any case, you can return any article within 30 days and we will refund the full purchase price.


We want you to be 100% satisfied! That’s why we examine, describe and photograph all our jewellery with the utmost care.

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.