Promises of Love

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

Toi et moi, you and I - this is the idea of the rings of the early 20th century, which set two equal gemstones next to each other. Under the influence of Art Nouveau, many of these rings have an elegantly curved shape. The present piece of jewellery also corresponds to this type, and further extends its statement through the choice of materials used. As with the language of flowers, jewels in the 19th and early 20th centuries were able to convey non-verbal messages, most of which were of a romantic nature. Thus, in the type of toi-et-moi ring, a sapphire symbolizing fidelity was usually allowed to accompany the diamond embodying eternity. But rings with an old-cut diamond next to a pearl were also sought after, because in this context the pearl was a symbol of love: thus it shares its origin with the goddess of love Venus, or Aphrodite, who according to myth was also born from a shell. A large old-cut diamond of about 0.82 ct and a pearl with a shimmering luster are set here between the curved, diamond-set ends of the ring band. A platinum overlay over the rose-tinted gold highlights the white color of the gemstones. The beautiful ring is in very good condition and is particularly suited to becoming a promise of love once again after almost 110 years.

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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.