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Just in, we have this remarkable Edwardian take on a Moi et Toi ring. A Moi et Toi ring is a ring with two gemstones of different colours set together on the diagonal. It’s a symbolic ring, representing the coming together of two separate forces or influences, to create one union whilst remaining true to ones origin. We love the use here of a bezel set European cut diamond paired with a square cut emerald. Not only honouring the individual cut fitting best for respective gem, but also playing with the geometrical shapes of the square and the circle. There are a total of 10 semi-modern cut diamonds bead set on the crossover shoulders. The setting is in platinum on 15ct yellow gold. This ring is a classic engagement ring looking back in history to the likes of Josephine and Napoleon…it can also be worn as an anniversary ring, dress ring and or an engagement ring upgrade. We don’t think this one will stay very long in the boutique, so if you do absolutely love it, we recommend coming in to see it.

Circa: 1900
Design Period: Edwardian
Gemstone: Emerald and Diamond
Cut: Square Cut and Semi-Modern Cut 
Carat: Emerald = 0.60ct
1 Diamond = 0.68ct
10 Diamonds = 0.12ct
Colour and Clarity: Emerald = Medium Green, Moderate Clarity
Diamond = F / VS2

Material: Platinum and 15ct Yellow Gold
Accompanied by an Ian Abeshouse Valuation 

Edwardian & Belle Époque Period (1901 - 1910):

Named after the reigning King Edward VII and with notable influences from French Rococo décor, this period was the shortest in antique jewellery history. However, it was during this time that platinum was introduced into the art of jewellery making which changed the way diamonds could be set. The popular jewellery design at the time was the “garland” which flowed on from the Art Nouveau period as it focused on nature but more particularly, on flowers and leaves often arranged in some circular shape. Through the use of milgrain and pierced and engraved metals, the Belle Époque designs gave way to jewellery that mimicked the delicate nature of lace and ribbon with natural pearls and old mine cut diamonds being the material of choice.