Belle Epoque toi and moi engagement ring with two one carat diamonds
From within their platinum crown setting of this 14K red gold "toi et moi"-engagement ring crafted during the Belle Époque period, two certified old European cut diamonds both of no less than one carat frolic with each other as if Cupid caught the
sparkling fire of two unified souls and stored it in these diamonds for their light to last forever.
Antique jewelry object group:
ring 'toi et moi', engagement ring
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Country of origin:
Although it does not carry any legible control marks we believe this to be of Dutch origin.
Belle Époque - The Belle Époque (French for "Beautiful Era") was a period in European social history that began during the late 19th century and lasted until World War I. Occurring during the time of the French Third Republic and the
German Empire, the "Belle Époque" was named in retrospect, when it began to be considered a "golden age" the major powers of Europe, new technologies improved lives and the commercial arts adapted Renaissance and eighteenth-century styles to
modern forms. In the newly rich United States, emerging from the Panic of 1873, the comparable epoch was dubbed the Gilded Age. In the United Kingdom, this epoch overlaps the end of what is called the Victorian Era there and the period named the
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Source of inspiration:
Toi et Moi ring - The French call this shape of rings "Toi et Moi" which means "You and me".
Two tones of precious metal, the main part being 14K red gold
and the white parts are either white gold or platinum
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Diamond is the birthstone for the month of April, and besides being the most popular gemstone for engagement rings, it is also the anniversary gem for the 10th and 60th years of marriage.
Even though the diamond is the hardest of all gemstones known to man, it is the simplest in composition: it is common carbon. The ancient Greeks believed that diamonds were splinters of stars fallen to earth. It was even said by some that they were the
tears of the Gods or perhaps crystallized lightning or hardened dew drops. The exact origin of diamonds remained something of a mystery for centuries.
In ancient times only kings wore diamonds as a symbol of strength, courage and invincibility. Over the centuries, the diamond acquired its unique status as the ultimate gift of love. It was said that Cupid's arrows were tipped with diamonds which have a
magic that nothing else can ever quite equal.
But it wasn't until 1477, when Archduke Maximillian of Austria gave a diamond ring to Mary of Burgundy, that the tradition of diamond engagement rings began. Even the reason a woman wears it on the third finger of her left hand dates back to the early
Egyptian belief that the vena amoris (vein of love) ran directly from the heart to the top of the third finger, left hand.
diamonds with a total weight of 1.99 crt. (one stone 1.00 crt. H/vs1, and the other 0.99 crt. I/Si2) see pictures for the certificates.
Note: All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since the stones were not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Total diamond weight:
approx. 1.99 crt.
is the birthstone (or month stone) for April
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"585" indicating 14K gold
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3,70 gram (2,38 dwt)
Ring size Continental:
55 & 17½ , Size US
7¼ , Size UK:
Free resizing, but because of the the way the ring is made, we cannot guarantee to make it on every size; so please ask in advance (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
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Reference Nº: 15181-0103
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