Antique Toi-et-Moi ring with pearl & diamonds, around 1920
This ring from around 1920 fascinates with the harmonious interplay of its precious materials: a shimmering pearl, an old-cut diamond weighing about 0.29 ct and eight other, smaller diamonds are combined with each other. A play of light of white reflections is created that attracts attention and yet appears delicate and elegant at the same time. The juxtaposition of the two elements, the pearl and the brilliant-cut diamond, identifies the ring as a so-called "Toi-et-Moi" piece of jewellery. The genre of these "you-and-me" jewels are typical gifts of love. Designs with two opposing elements have been very popular since the early 20th century: 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. The dynamically curved ring band is made of gold, with platinum on the face. The materials used, the cut of the diamond and the shape of the ring allow us to date it to around 1920. It is beautifully preserved and a wonderful piece that would make an excellent gift of love.
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