Snow White and Rose Red

Toi-et-Moi ring with ruby & diamonds in white gold, USA, 1960s

The white gold ring presented here was created in the USA. It shows a rich setting with a large and radiant ruby and diamonds in fine white. The elegant juxtaposition of the ring's two great protagonists, the ruby and the diamond, identifies the ring as a so-called "toi-et-moi" piece of jewellery. The genre of "you-and-me" jewels are romantic in nature and thus gifts of love of the first order. Especially designs with two juxtaposed elements, be it two stones, fine pearls or other precious objects, have been very popular since the time around 1900: 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. In this 1960s ring in white gold, the radiant red of the natural ruby is just as impressive as the elegant design of the handcrafted piece of jewellery. Small baguette-cut diamonds set the ring's shoulders, as do small diamonds in old set cuts. The workmanship and preservation of the ring is wonderful - it is a radiant, impressive and beautiful ring that can not only be an elegant statement piece, but is also suitable as an engagement ring.

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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.