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Toi Et Moi - Vintage Birks 14K White Gold Old European Cut Diamond 'You And Me' Ring.  This exquisite ring is crafted from 14K white gold, hallmarked Birks and a faded 14K . Featuring 2 natural Old European Cut diamonds, classic styling and quality craftsmanship. The gallery is set with two beautiful sparkling diamonds, which represent 'you and me'. The shoulders are a bypass design, and the band is smooth and polished, which allows for a comfortable fit and easy sizing. Simplicity at is finest, and such a classic elegant design. This wonderful symbolic Vintage ring would make a perfect engagement ring, gift or addition to any fine jewelry collection.

History : The earliest diamonds were found in India in 4th century BC, although the youngest of these deposits were formed 900 million years ago. A majority of these early stones were transported along the network of trade routes that connected India and China, commonly known as the Silk Road. 

Toi et Moi, meaning ‘you and me’ in French, might be some of the most romantic and simple words someone could hear from a love one. Having these words translated into a ring is even more romantic! Toi et Moi rings are made with two stones that are set next to each other without ever touching and  on the same ring. Historically, these stones were of similar size and shape, but contemporary designers are playing with this design.

One of the first Toi et Moi rings mentioned in jewelry history is that of Napoleon Bonaparte. In 1796, Napoleon was a revolutionary soldier in the French army. Napoleon offered to his first wife, Josephine de Beauharnais a gorgeous Toi et Moi ring. At the time, Josephine was 6 years older than him, with 2 children from a previous marriage. Napoleon’s family was none too pleased about this union, but nothing could stop the two lovebirds. The Toi et Moi ring was made in gold, with a delicate band holding a pear shaped sapphire and an antique pear shaped diamond. Each weigh just under 1-carat. Though they divorced in 1810, this ring is still a strong symbol of romance and love. In 2013, the ring sold for just under $1 million at Osenat, a French auction house! 


Measurements: Face of ring 8.00 mm x 8.00 mm 

Stone Size: Diamond (Old European Cut) .25 carats 

Weight: 2.50 grams 

Ring Size: 8 

Condition: Excellent 

Origin: Canada, Birks 

Date: Circa 1950

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