Toi et Moi Meridian Diamond Ring

$3,800.00
About Details History
Two stone rings such as this one derive their "toi et moi" moniker from the famous diamond and sapphire ring gifted to Josephine by the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. This stunning, minimal Deco take on the style features two bezel-set diamonds to the north and south (.41ct old Euro, .36ct transitional) of a central line of rose cut diamonds. The stones are set in platinum atop an 18k yellow gold mounting.

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  • Materials: 18k yellow gold, platinum, .41ct old European cut diamond, .36ct transitional cut diamond, 5 rose cut diamonds
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: US 6, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 14.3mm length from north to south, 4.8mm rise off the finger, 2.5mm hoop
  • Location: To see this ring in person, please visit our shop in Nolita, New York.
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ART DECO (1915 – 1940) Art Deco is highly recognizable for its minimalism and futurism. Simultaneous art movements—Cubism, Bauhaus—informed the geometric style, along with “exotic” foreign influences like the Ballet Russe. Motifs like ziggurats and sunbursts, stripped of visual clutter, conveyed the optimism of an increasingly technological world. In jewelry, the predominant use of white metals let colorful gems take center stage. Stones that were opaque and true in color, like lapis lazuli, onyx, jade, coral, and opal were worked into designs alongside more precious and brilliant gems, like diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. Extra-long beaded necklaces and tasseled “sautoirs” followed the narrow flapper silhouette. The baguette cut was an Art Deco innovation, and the decade saw increased use of other angular diamond cuts, like the precise caliber cut and the emerald cut. Synthetic gems, like sapphires, were celebrated as a scientific marvel. Marcel Tolkowsky, 21 years old at the time, published the design for the round brilliant cut in 1919.
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About Details History
Two stone rings such as this one derive their "toi et moi" moniker from the famous diamond and sapphire ring gifted to Josephine by the Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte. This stunning, minimal Deco take on the style features two bezel-set diamonds to the north and south (.41ct old Euro, .36ct transitional) of a central line of rose cut diamonds. The stones are set in platinum atop an 18k yellow gold mounting.

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  • Materials: 18k yellow gold, platinum, .41ct old European cut diamond, .36ct transitional cut diamond, 5 rose cut diamonds
  • Age: c. 1920
  • Condition: Excellent
  • Size: US 6, can be resized for an additional fee of $90; 14.3mm length from north to south, 4.8mm rise off the finger, 2.5mm hoop
  • Location: To see this ring in person, please visit our shop in Nolita, New York.
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ART DECO (1915 – 1940) Art Deco is highly recognizable for its minimalism and futurism. Simultaneous art movements—Cubism, Bauhaus—informed the geometric style, along with “exotic” foreign influences like the Ballet Russe. Motifs like ziggurats and sunbursts, stripped of visual clutter, conveyed the optimism of an increasingly technological world. In jewelry, the predominant use of white metals let colorful gems take center stage. Stones that were opaque and true in color, like lapis lazuli, onyx, jade, coral, and opal were worked into designs alongside more precious and brilliant gems, like diamonds, sapphires, rubies, and emeralds. Extra-long beaded necklaces and tasseled “sautoirs” followed the narrow flapper silhouette. The baguette cut was an Art Deco innovation, and the decade saw increased use of other angular diamond cuts, like the precise caliber cut and the emerald cut. Synthetic gems, like sapphires, were celebrated as a scientific marvel. Marcel Tolkowsky, 21 years old at the time, published the design for the round brilliant cut in 1919.
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