Me and you and you and me
Romantic diamond ring in white gold and yellow gold, circa 1965
"I can't see me lovin' nobody but you For all my life When you're with me, baby the skies'll be blue For all my life Me and you and you and me No matter how they toss the dice, it had to be The only one for me is you, and you for me So happy together" This ring made us think of that 1967 hit by the Turtles. The fine goldwork features a glittering set of two white diamonds on an elegantly curved rail. The ring itself is made of yellow gold, while the diamonds are set in white gold. Ten smaller octagonal diamonds occupy the curves of the ring rail and all the stones together weigh 0.45 carats. The elegant juxtaposition of the ring's two large stones, which really brings out the radiant brilliance of these precious treasures, marks the ring out as a so-called "Toi-et-Moi" piece of jewellery. They are among the most romantic pieces of jewellery there are. Their French name alone, "You-and-I", predestines them as a gift of love. Even Napoléon Bonaparte gave his future wife Joséphine de Beauharnais such a ring as a betrothal gift in 1796. In this type of ring, two gemstones or pearls set opposite each other always symbolise the merging of two souls. This ring is a child of this tradition. According to its workmanship and the cut of the diamonds, the piece was created in the years around 1965. The ring came to us from southern Germany, where it was probably also created.
Rings with delicately curved rails, at the ends of which precious gemstones or pearls are presented, are first encountered in the years around 1900. Inspired by the dynamic forms of Art Nouveau, this jewelry fashion quickly became a great success. No wonder that corresponding designs have remained modern until our days, despite all other changes in taste.
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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.