When it comes to rings that are meant to express lasting commitment, there is nothing more romantic and impressive than a piece that can convey a love story through the elements of its design. No wonder the Toi et Moi engagement ring style is continuously rising in popularity among modern couples.
French words that literally translate to you and me —the name itself connotes that the ring holds a deep and special meaning for two people. A classic toi et moi ring features a diamond and colored gemstone of similar size and cut, set side by side on a bypass style band, beautifully representing the wearer and the giver.
Dig deeper into the history of this romantic ring setting and you will be led to the proposal story of Napoleon Bonaparte to his first wife and their intriguing love story.
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A little on history…
Bonaparte, a French military leader who later became Emperor of France, proposed to Joséphine de Beauharnais in 1796 with a trendsetting engagement ring. A toi et moi ring adorned with a pear-shaped diamond and pear-shaped sapphire that both weigh a little less than a carat. The ring was passed down to Joséphine’s daughter Hortense, Queen consort of Holland, and later became part of the collection of Emperor Napoleon III and Empress Eugenie.
In 2013, the 18th Century ring made headlines when it was sold at an auction in France for close to $1 million.
Love in the details…
The endearing two-stone ring style is back on trend once again, with a boost in recent years from famous celebrities who said yes to it. When Machine Gun Kelly proposed to Megan Fox in 2022, fans and celebrities alike gushed over her stunning toi et moi engagement ring that featured an emerald (her birthstone) and a diamond (his birthstone). Kelly took to Instagram to proudly share the meaning behind the details on the custom-designed piece. Set on two magnetic bands of thorns, the precious stones on the ring are drawn together as two halves of the same soul forming the obscure heart that is “our love”— as he described it.
Ariana Grande’s sparkly engagement ring also created a buzz on social media in 2020 after she shared a photo of her toi et moi with a gorgeous oval cut diamond set next to a pristine white pearl on a thin band. An unusual combination! The size of the diamond definitely added a wow factor to the ring! While the pearl unsurprisingly caught the attention of most fans as it looked like the one from Grande’s late grandfather’s tie pin. Talk about a ring that has a curious story to tell!
You and me, our love and story thoughtfully represented in a single wearable masterpiece! This is what a toi et moi ring style setting generously offers.
Tell a lovely story with your very own toi et moi ring. Express your love and lasting commitment to your twin soul with diamonds and colored gems or both, in similar or different sizes and cuts. Opt for a classic two-stone style or add an extra element—an extra stone of equal beauty—to make yours truly one-of-a-kind just like this bespoke handcrafted treasure from Meycauayan Jewelries.
Inspired by the romantic and timeless toi et moi ring idea, master jewelers at Meycauayan Jewelries came up with a ring design that meaningfully showcases not just two stones but three. It has the couple’s birthstones and a precious diamond that symbolizes their promise of forever to each other. Also, a great addition to your heirloom jewelry collection is a handcrafted necklace with a gorgeous toi et moi-inspired pendant.
Meycauayan Jewelries is commissioned mostly for 14 karat and 18 karat gold wedding and engagement rings, but does not limit itself on what the brand could offer its customers who have different needs and preferences in terms of jewelry design, gemstones, and hard materials. Clients can choose from a wide range of options for center stones that include but are not limited to natural diamonds, lab-grown, and colored gemstones. To book a design consultation or a showroom visit, please connect with our in-house jewelry consultants through our social media pages (FB|IG: @meycauayanjewelries).