burger menu



nangi fine jewelry logo



Shopright pointer icon

Gem Journalright pointer icon



Language and currency settings

Change your language and currency settings by selecting your preferences below

Select currency

Select language

Toi et Moi Rings: A Timeless Symbol of Union and Romance

Nangi drop

The Toi et Moi ring, also known as the "you and me" ring, has a long and fascinating history that began with Napoleon Bonaparte and his bride-to-be, Josephine.

Nangi Fine Jewelry

Above: a custom Toi et Moi ring featuring two gorgeous, trillion cut sapphires set in yellow gold

In the late 18th century, Napoleon gifted Josephine with an engagement ring featuring two pear-shaped stones set in gold, a blue sapphire, and a white diamond. Despite opposition from his family, they were married and went on to become Emperor and Empress of France.

Nangi Fine Jewelry

Toi et Moi and its relevance today

The Toi et Moi ring has become increasingly popular in recent years due to the meaning it carries. The two stones touching each other symbolize a union between two souls becoming one. It can be seen as a modern interpretation of the Yin Yang. The ring's precious combination of gemstones, such as sapphire and diamond, emerald and diamond, or pearl and diamond, makes it a highly personal and authentic piece of jewelry.

Nangi Fine Jewelry

Above: a custom Toi et Moi ring featuring a stunning blue sapphire and a sustainable lab-grown diamond set in yellow gold

In 2013, Empress Josephine's original Toi et Moi ring was auctioned in France for close to $1 million, thanks to its outstanding provenance. Today, the ring has become a popular choice for engagement and wedding rings, as well as for special occasions or as a statement piece of jewelry.

Nangi Fine Jewelry

Above: Toi et Moi X Adams Peak

A highly unique design rooted in history

As you've now learned, the Toi et Moi ring has a rich and fascinating history that spans centuries. From its origins as a gift from Napoleon to Josephine, to its current popularity among modern couples, it has come to symbolize the unbreakable bond between two individuals. So, whether you're looking for an engagement ring, a special gift for a loved one, or just a beautiful piece of jewelry, the Toi et Moi ring is a timeless choice that will never go out of style.

Nangi Fine Jewelry

Create the Toi et Moi ring of your dreams - start the Custom Design Process!


Nangi Studio Store

Bygdøy Allé 111 |  Oslo, Norway

Thursday |  11:00-18:00

Monday - Sunday | by appointment

Stay in the know

visa card iconmastercard iconamerican express icon
klarna iconDHL icon

Norsk side