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Antique jewelry object group: ring 'toi et moi'
Condition: excellent condition
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Country of origin: unknown
Style: Vintage Fifties (of the twentieth century)
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Style specifics: This type of jewelry is very specific for the fifties of the twentieth century. The Art Deco period preceded only 20 years and was still used as source of inspiration, it is (even for the trained eye) sometimes very hard to note the difference between Art Deco and Fifties.
Period: ca. 1950
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Source of inspiration: Romanticism
Theme: Toi et Moi ring - The French call this shape of rings "Toi et Moi" which means "You and me".
Material: Two tones of precious metal, the main part being 14K yellow gold and the white parts are either white gold or platinum.
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Extra information: Betrothal rings were used during Roman times, but weren't generally revived in the Western world until the 13th century. The first well-documented use of a diamond ring to signify engagement was by the Archduke Maximilian of Austria in imperial court of Vienna in 1477, upon his betrothal to Mary of Burgundy.
Before the 20th century, other types of betrothal gifts were common. Before the end of the 19th century, the bride-to-be frequently received a sewing thimble rather than a engagement ring. This practice was particularly common among religious groups that shunned jewelry. Engagement rings didn't become standard in the West until the end of the 19th century, and diamond rings didn't become common until the 1930s. Now, 80% of the women are offered a diamond ring to signify engagement. (from: Wikipedia)
Diamond(s): One brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated weight of ± 0.25ct. (colour and clarity: J, i).
One brilliant cut diamonds with an estimated weight of ± 0.32ct. (colour and clarity: Natural Fancy Champagne-ish, i).
Total diamond count: Two pcs.
Total diamond weight: approx. 0.57 crt.
- All diamond weights, color grades and clarity are approximate since stones are not removed from their mounts to preserve the integrity of the setting.
Birthstones: Diamond is the birthstone (or month stone) for April.
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Hallmarks: No trace
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Dimensions: length of top of ring 1,16 cm (0,46 inch)
Weight: 2,90 gram (1,86 dwt)
Ring size Continental: 57 & 18¼ , Size US 8 , Size UK: P½
Resizing: Free resizing (only for extreme resizing we have to charge).
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Reference Nº: 18164-0023
Copyright photography: Adin, fine antique jewelry
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