Antique French Diamond Toi et Moi Ring with Arrows, c. 1890 18k Gold and Silver

Honeymoon in Paris. It’s 1892 and night has fallen, you can see the new Tour Eiffel from your window, lit by gaslight it is breathtakingly modern and so beautiful. It’s time to find a carriage and make your way over to the Montmartre district. Everyone has been buzzing about this dance hall with the big red windmill on top and the scandalous good time to be had, your new husband has promised to take you (you have been asking for weeks!). You are wearing a new dress from your trousseau; velvet, midnight blue, fits you perfectly. You don’t want to wear too many jewels; after all, even though your new husband will be at your side, it’s purported to be a bit of a rowdy place. Simple, short diamond earrings that catch the light and this fantastic diamond ring that he bought for you today, the one you saw in the window and just had to have. The salesman said it was called a ‘toi et moi’ for ‘you and me’ and your sweet husband said ‘well, of course, then you must have it’. 

This fantastic diamond by-pass or toi et moi ring has exuberant style and a whole lot of bling. It is set with two larger old European cut diamonds, one of which weighs approximately .8 carats and the other about .65 (although they appear the same size because one is slightly shallower than the other). These two larger stones are surrounded by a swirling ribbon of diamonds that ends in a diamond encrusted arrows on either side, set a total of 46 smaller stones. Altogether the 48 diamonds on this ring add up to approximately 3.25 carats total weight of lovely bright white Old European cut diamonds. This long and lovely ring measures 28 mm from north to south and 11.5 mm across, it sits 6.7 mm off the finger and narrows to 1.4 mm at the back of the band. It has very well rubbed French hallmarks that are very difficult to make out and has been acid tested to reveal that it is 18 karat gold with the diamonds set in silver. The ring is a size 8.75 US and could be re-sized to suit. 

Your honeymoon in Paris is all that you dreamed it could be, your night at the famed Moulin Rouge totally worth the wait. Although you did find yourself missing big sections of the Can-can. You were trying, but you just couldn’t take your eyes off of this spectacular ring, glowing and glinting in lights of the Cabaret. 

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Item ID: RGA20314V




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