French Toi et Moi Ring c.1900Irene Byrne & Co
A sparkly antique French ruby and diamond toi et moi ring. The beautiful cushion cut pinkish/red ruby sits diagonally opposite an old European cut diamond, each stone claw set in platinum and 18ct yellow gold. The two central stones are accompanied by 6 old cut diamonds and 2 rose cut diamond bead set in platinum on 18ct rose gold crossover shoulders. Circa 1900.
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Gemstones: Ruby and Diamonds
Cut: Cushion Cut Ruby, Old European Cut Diamond, Old Cut Diamonds and Rose Cut Diamonds
Weight & Colour: Ruby - 0.73ct, bright pinkish/red colour with light inclusions.
1 Diamond = 0.76ct, G / SI
14 Diamonds = 0.25ct
Material: 18ct Yellow Gold, 18ct Rose Gold & Platinum
Ian Abeshouse Valuation
French Guarantee Mark
Finger Size: N
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Art Nouveau (1880 - 1910):
Beginning in France in the late 1800s, this was more of a movement than an era. It was an artistic protest against the industrial age which spread throughout Europe and the United States. The Art Nouveau Period saw a return to nature with intricately detailed pieces of jewellery being made in gold and silver with a wide range of coloured gemstones. The female form was made to look ethereal and enamelling techniques became very popular, being used in ways that had never been seen before.