One and one make two

Stylish Toi-et-Moi ring with diamonds in gold & platinum, around 1950

One and one makes two, There's always one heart, And if you're lucky, it's two. Even though Hildegard Kneef sang these lines several years after the present ring was created, its design could have been inspired by her song. In elegant juxtaposition, the ring head presents two large sparkling brilliant-cut diamonds with a total weight of about 0.68 carats. Two opposing expressive sweeps, each also set with five smaller diamonds, hold the quality gemstones that are united for eternity as if in a moving "pas de deux". The ring is crafted of yellow gold; the ring head and stone settings are topped with platinum. Its cool color combined with the white diamonds gives the piece a festive look. The ring is a typical piece of post-war German jewelry. Even though its design goes back to models of the years around 1900, the massive construction, which does not skimp on precious material, the cut of the stones as well as the overall more opulent use of materials is characteristic of 1950s jewellery. The masterful workmanship of the ring, the high-quality materials and its romantic symbolism create a wonderful piece of jewellery that was probably designed as an engagement ring and is still wonderfully suitable as such today.

The juxtaposition of the ring's two protagonists identifies the ring as a so-called "Toi-et-Moi" piece of jewellery. The genre of "you-and-me" jewellery are gifts of the most romantic nature and thus mostly gifts of love. Designs with two juxtaposed, similar elements, be it two precious stones or pearls, were very popular around 1900: people loved to play with symbols. In the Art Nouveau conception, man and woman face each other as lovers; recognizable as independent elements, yet firmly united by their feelings and symbolically united in one piece of jewelry.

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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.