PARIS, France – The double – stone style has been around for centuries, and is rapidly growing in popularity.
Toi Et Moi engagement rings are soaring in popularity, thanks in part to the many celebrities who have favoured the style in recent years, including Emily Ratajkowski and Megan Fox. The Style of ring – which features two main stones set together on a band – represents a partnership and, while it might feel like a modern and unique trend, it’s actually a style of engagement ring that has been around for centuries.
‘A Toi Et Moi ring is defined by two stones set together on one band’, explains Liz Olver, Vashi’s director of product design. ‘They style usually has two types of gemstone with different cuts, shapes, and even colours’.
Fox’s $1.8 million engagement ring, which was designed by Stephen Webster, features a diamond and an emerald (representing her and partner Machine Gun Kelly’s birthstones), while Ratajkowski’s features two diamonds, of different shapes. A Toi Et Moi ring can actually be created with any two stones – of any cut, shape or colour – but it was traditionally done with a diamond and a sapphire.
‘The majority of Toi Et Moi rings we have created are set with sapphires and diamonds’, Olver explains. ‘Although choosing a sapphire in any colour of the rainbow feels very modern, this combination of gemstones is actually quite traditional – Napoleon Bonaparte reportedly proposed to Josephine de Beauharnais with the original Toi Et Moi Ring, set with a pear – shape sapphire and diamond’.
The beauty of a Toi Et Moi engagement ring lies not just in the symbolism of togetherness, but also in hos the stone paired together can accentuate the other’s beauty.
‘When you see the gemstones in person, you realise that it’s also the combination of different cuts that makes these rings really lovely. So far, one popular pairing has been the emerald cut and the pear shape. The emerald cut has step – cut facets and the pear shape has triangular facets, so each one gives off a unique sparkle which complements the other brilliantly’.