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Yellow & Blue Toi Et Moi Adams Peak
While this one-of-a-kind piece was made for a client, we are able to create a unique version just for you within your desired price range. Please contact us by email if this is of interest. If you want to read more about our custom process, click here.
The history behind the two stone ring; also called Toi et Moi, is long and rich.
The history of the Toi et Moi ring actually dates back to the 18th century, when Napoleon Bonaparte presented his bride-to-be, Josephine, with an engagement ring featuring two pear-shaped stones, a blue sapphire and a white diamond set in gold.
Napoleon's family fiercely opposed the union as Josephine was a widow with children from her previous marriage and six years older than Napoleon. Engaged for a mere two weeks before they married in 1796, Napoleon left the country days later to lead the French army to their victorious invasion of Italy. He was crowned Emperor of France in 1804, Josephine his Empress, but divorced a few years later as she was unable to bear more children, though they reportedly remained devoted to each other. In 2013 Empress Josephine's Toi et Moi ring made the news, when it was auctioned in France, selling for close to $1 million, thanks to its outstanding provenance.
Toi et Moi might be the new trend among couples due to the meaning it carries. The two stones touching the ends represent union, like a Yin Yang, or in some way referencing the tête–à–tête Victorian sofas. We can interpret it in multiple ways, but “two souls becoming one” is the definition. A sapphire and diamond, an emerald and diamond, a pearl and a diamond – it is a precious combination that makes a ring more personal and authentic.
Most jewelry customers think all sapphires are blue, but in fact sapphires come in a rainbow of colors from white, black, brown, gray, violet, green, yellow, orange, pink, purple, and intermediate hues. Some sapphires exhibit the phenomenon known as color change, most often going from blue in daylight or fluorescent lighting to purple under incandescent light.
Sapphire scores a 9 on Mohs scale, and thus has excellent toughness and does not break easily when struck. This makes it a great choice for rings subject to daily wear.
For centuries, sapphire has been associated with royalty and romance. The world’s most famous engagement ring is Kate Middleton’s and Princess Diana’s blue sapphire, the "Royal Blue" - a 12-carat oval blue Ceylon sapphire from Sri Lanka.
Sapphire is the birthstone of September, and is the gemstone of creative expression and inner peace and meditation. Traditionally, sapphire symbolizes nobility, truth, sincerity, and faithfulness. It has decorated the robes of royalty and clergy members for centuries. In ancient Greece and Rome, kings and queens were convinced that blue Sapphires protected their owners from envy and harm.
All of our rings are standard EU sizes. If you don’t know your EU size, you can visit a local jeweller and have them measure your finger or one of your rings to determine the correct ring size. If you are unable to do this, please feel free to use our options below.
MEASURE AT HOME
ARE YOU GIFTING A RING TO SOMEONE?
Measure the diameter of a ring you know fits the person you are giving the ring to. Alternatively: choose the most common ring size (EU 54/17.2 mm/US size 7) and have your local jeweler adjust the ring if needed afterwards.