Love actually

Toi-et-Moi ring of art nouveau with sapphire & pearl, around 1905

A slightly baroque pearl together with a dark blue sapphire and a total of six small rose-cut diamonds form the setting of this ring made of gold and platinum. On a narrow ring rail that presents a total of six small rose-cut diamonds on its shoulders, the large white pearl and the beautiful blue sapphire stand slightly offset opposite each other. And they do not do so by chance, for the ring is of the "toi-et-moi" ring type. Designs with two opposing elements were very popular at the time the ring was created, shortly after 1900: people loved to play with symbols. In the imagination of the time, man and woman stand opposite each other as lovers; recognizable as independent elements, yet firmly united by their feelings and symbolically united in one piece of jewelry. In the present ring, moreover, the two elements linked by the ring extend this meaning even further through their own symbolic language: pearls have been regarded since antiquity as symbols of Venus, the goddess of love, and sapphires are symbols of fidelity, while diamonds stand for eternity. Taken together, this ring thus stands for an everlasting faithful love. The beautifully preserved ring came to us from the south of England and is a beautiful piece of Edwardian era jewelry.

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