EDWARDIAN OPAL AND DIAMOND "TOI ET MOI" BYPASS RING

SOLD
EDWARDIAN OPAL AND DIAMOND "TOI ET MOI" BYPASS RING
SOLD
the story

Nothing says romance like a “Toi et Moi” ring. 

Created in the Edwardian era, circa 1900-1915, this double opal ring is a sight to behold.  At center are two prong set cabochon opals in the classic "you and me" positioning. From there are period perfect Edwardian swirls done in platinum topped 14 karat yellow gold.  Eight Old Mine Cut diamonds, four on each side, flank the center opals for a total of approximately 0.18 carats in diamond weight.  Open in the back, the light shines through the stones making it a bright and beautiful ring. 

A French saying, “Toi et Moi” means You and Me and in jewelry refers to a ring that showcases two stones symbolizing two people.  These were common engagement rings during the late 19th and early 20th centuries, symbolizing two souls that are intertwined.  The ring that is believed to have started the trend (and is similar to our example here) was a diamond and sapphire engagement ring given by Napoleon to Josephine in 1776.

We love this ring worn on its own or stacked with other favorite pieces. 

the specs
Reference NumberR811
Style"Toi et Moi"
EraEdwardian (1901-1915)
DateCirca 1900-1915
MetalsPlatinum topped 14 Karat Yellow Gold
Stones2 opals: each measure 4.7mm diameters
Total Number of Diamonds8
Carat Weight6 diamonds weighing 0.02 carats, 2 diamonds weighing 0.03 carats
Diamond CutOld Mine Cut
Total Diamond Weight (approximate)0.18 carats
Height (approximate inches)0.43"
Width (approximate inches)Entire ring width 0.75"
Depth of Ring (on finger to top of ring)Band tapers from 1.65mm - 1.4mm
Ring SizeCurrently a size 6.25, Fox and Bond can resize this up to a size 8.5 and down to a size 4.5.
ConditionGreat antique condition, consistent with age and wear.
The Details

Currently a size 6.25, Fox and Bond can resize this up to a size 8.5 and down to a size 4.5.

 

For all Fox & Bond ring resizing, we use a trusted jeweler who is an expert in antique jewelry.  Resizing takes approximately 1-3 weeks and prices vary depending on the metal, complexity, and size needed.  Please note: Rings that have been resized are non-returnable as we believe in preserving each piece's integrity.  You may send a ring back to us for resizing at a later date if you would like to keep the option of making a return available to you.  Please see our FAQs section for more information.

 

Additional photos of this piece are happily supplied upon request.  Please use the “Inquire About This Item” box below and let us know what you would like to see.

FREE SHIPPING on all U.S orders- see details