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"Toi et Moi" Untreated Burmese Sapphire and Diamond Ring


In this unique "Toi et Moi" ring, a royal blue untreated Burmese sapphire, fashioned as a step-cut, is paired against a fiery and scintillating old mine-cut diamond, both minimally set in platinum so as to float beautifully on the finger. The “Toi et Moi” ring, also known as a “twin stone” ring, became popular again in mid-20th century for its minimalist power to showcase the natural beauty of a pair of complementary and contrasting gems.


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Item #: R-16561
Circa: Mid-20th century
Size: 6 (this ring may be resized, please contact us for further information)
Materials: Step-cut blue untreated Burmese sapphire (approximate weight 1.35 carats); Round-cut diamond (approximate weight 0.75 carat); Platinum
Documentation: Together with certificate # CS64002 from American Gemological Laboratory (AGL), stating that the sapphire is from Burma and is untreated

While they enjoyed a resurgence in the 1950s, double-stone rings like this one were first popularized in the late 18th century, when a young Napoleon presented Joséphine with a “Toi et Moi” engagement ring, the first of many historic jewelry gifts from the future emperor to the stylish widow whom he passionately loved.