With the two centre turquoise stones nestled together, this ring reminds us of the romantic 'toi et moi' style. French for 'you and I', these rings are often worn as a symbol of love with a stone said to represent each person of a relationship. Such a sentiment hidden in such a sleek and almost modern way, even though this ring is over 100 years old, it's truly a timeless piece!
The ring is made of 18ct yellow gold and has British hallmarks inside the shank for 18ct gold (there are two sets of 18ct gold hallmarks), Birmingham and the date letter 'u' for 1919. There is also a maker's mark but this has been disturbed by a previous resize.
There are two centre turquoise cabochons (approx 2.5mm in diameter) and then four smaller turquoise cabochons set on either side (these vary in size a little but are approx 1-1.5mm in diameter). At its widest point to the front, the ring is approx 7mm wide and the shank tapers down to approx 2mm wide at the back. The ring has a slightly squared off shape to the front and the shank then rounds out towards the back, making the ring a really comfy piece to wear. The ring weighs approx 2.1g in total.
Ring size - approx a US 5 / approx a UK J1/2
Condition - The ring is in good antique condition for a piece that's over 100 years old but it does show some signs of age and wear. The turquoise cabochons do vary in colour and one of the smaller turquoise stones on the outer edge is very green in colour (this could possibly be a replacement stone). The ring has been resized in the past which has disturbed the hallmarks inside the shank and there is a faint mark to the gold on the outside of the shank too. The shank at the back is ever so slightly out of round but this isn't noticable when worn. There is also glue visible to the turquoise stone settings in places and to the back of the two centre turquoise stones. Please see photos for more details. We recommend removing this ring when showering/swimming etc as it should not come into contact with water or lotions as this could loosen/damage the stones and their settings.
*Please note the antique box pictured is not included in the sale but the ring will be shipped in a new presentation ring box and pouch*
Antique 18ct gold and turquoise toi et moi ring
All items are carefully wrapped and packaged in a gift pouch. In the UK, we always post items via Royal Mail's Special Delivery service which is fully tracked and insured. Items sent outside of the UK are sent via Royal Mail's International signed for service, which offers insurance for up to £250 and tracking.