Diamond Ring Inspiration: 7 Toi et Moi Jewels You Can Recreate with Loose Stones

By Stephanie Sporn

F rench for “you and me,” toi et moi rings are as romantic as they are beautiful. Napoleon Bonaparte proposed to Joséphine de Beauharnais with a diamond and blue sapphire toi et moi ring, while Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis received a diamond and emerald one from John F. Kennedy for their marriage. Sotheby’s Diamonds Online auction (19–26 March) offers ten pairs of stones, which are ideal for studs, earrings or toi et moi rings. Because this setting is less traditional than the more typical solitaire or halo options, we searched our archives for seven stunning examples to suit every style.

The Artistic One

Diamond and colored diamond 'Toi et Moi' ring, early 20th century. Sold for £43,750 ($55,186).

The Classic One

Diamond Ring. Sold for CHF40,000 ($40,542).

The Avant-Garde One

Diamond Ring. Sold for €3,000 ($3,396).

The Something-a-Little-Different One

Diamond Ring. Sold for £7,500 ($10,538).

The Statement-Making One

Diamond Ring. Sold for CHF13,750 ($14,078).

The Colored Diamond One

Magnificent and very rare fancy vivid blue and fancy intense blue diamond ring. Sold for CHF5,765,000 ($6,499,230).

The Matchy-Matchy One

Diamond ring and a pair of diamond ear studs. Sold for CHF26,250 ($26,160).

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