When two become one.
What defines an extraordinary engagement ring? Perhaps it’s the glistening gemstones? Or the rich symbolism behind its design?
The preference differs with each couple however, if there’s a style that’s stood the test of the time and ruled over its shiny competitors, it’s the ‘Toi et Moi’ ring, featuring two centre stones instead of the traditional one.
And as a life mantra, why have one when you can have two?
Melding old-world charm with a contemporary vision, our debut ‘Toi et Moi” engagement ring collection showcases our commitment to detail whilst offering a fresh perspective on one of the greatest styles of all time.
Our favourite Toi et Moi rings
The magnificent Turelle ring makes a case for unforgettable engagement jewellery. A glistening token of matrimonial commitment, the Turelle plays with the foundations of the ‘Toi et Moi’ ring, preserving the signature two gemstones, which are positioned side by side to represent the union of two lovers.
The two centre gemstones are gracefully slanted to refract the light from all angles and are set on the classic slim solitaire. Equal parts modern and timeless, the Turelle is a highly romantic choice for couples looking to encapsulate every facet of their story.
The Turelle Ring
Popularized by Napoleon in the 18th century, the ‘toi et moi’ style is a timeless style steeped in history and romance, featuring two gemstones, which are positioned side by side to symbolize the meeting of two lovers. Deriving its name from the French word ‘tourelle’, meaning ‘turret’ or ‘small tower’, the unique Turelle ring is inspired by fantastical castle turrets and available in 18kt yellow, white and rose gold and platinum, with a filigree setting for an elegant finish.
The sparkling pear diamond and 0.95ct emerald cut blue, yellow or pink sapphire are held in place at the centre with eagle claws and are perfectly slanted to gracefully capture the light from all angles.
Wonderfully elegant, the Peratrice engagement ring is perfect for couples who are searching for something equally classic and unconventional. This highly wearable ring is a study of form in design and is built on the trademark two-stoned design of the romantic ‘Toi et Moi’ ring, with a brilliant bezel ‘kissing’ pear stone setting to symbolize the meeting of two people.
Redefined with an architectural essence and contemporary approach, the Peratrice is a colorful, artistic alternative to the traditional solitaire style and is as unique as the special bond between two lovers.
The Peratrice Ring
A variation on the French word ‘impératrice’ meaning ‘empress’, the Peratrice ring takes its name from Napoleon’s wife Empress Josephine, who sported one of the first ‘toi et moi’ engagement rings. Meaning ‘you and me’ in French, the ‘toi et moi’ style is a timeless devotion of love and symbolizes the union of two people on account of its signature two-stone design.
The unique Peratrice ring can be set in platinum or 18kt yellow, white or rose gold with a bezel ‘kissing’ pear stone setting and is characterized with a magnificent pear-shaped diamond and a 0.70ct pear-shaped blue sapphire at the centre.
Drawing inspiration from sculptural and angular forms, the Peratrice promises endless practicality and wearability and is underscored with an architectural essence, adding a clean and contemporary twist to a time-honoured style.
A grand gesture, the Besso ring veers in the non-traditional direction whilst retaining the signature details of the classic ‘Toi et Moi’ engagement ring. This ethereal ring is truly one of a kind and comprises a dainty slim band and unique composition with captivating diamond and blue ombré cluster side stones to reflect a life full of love.
Falling into the modern organic category, the Besso adopts the signature ‘Toi et Moi’ design as the two magnificent stones meet at the centre: symbolising becoming one. Exerting timeless appeal, the Besso is a classic choice for couples after sentimentality and meaning.
The Besso Ring
A one-of-a-kind design, the Besso pavé ring seamlessly marries old-world charm with modern organic undertones. The Besso borrows its name from the Catalan word for ‘twin’ and is an ethereal approach to the classic ‘toi et moi’ engagement ring.
Crafted with a dainty slim band and unique composition, the Besso can be set in platinum or 18kt yellow, white or rose gold, with rounded prongs to hold the captivating round diamond and 0.80ct round blue sapphire in place. Equal parts elegant and lively, the ring is crafted with diamond and blue ombré cluster side stones for an enchanting finish.
Forever appealing, the ‘Toi et Moi’ engagement ring has proved time and again to be the ultimate expression of love.
This centuries-old engagement ring dates to 1796, when Napoleon Bonaparte proposed to Empress Josephine de Beauharnais with the first ‘Toi et Moi’ ring. Meaning ‘you and me’ in French, this classic style comprises two diamonds or gemstones; sitting side by side on a band to represent the meeting of two lovers.
The ring has since garnered newfound attention thanks to its unparalleled sentimentality, romantic backstory and A-list celebrity fanbase—think Ariana Grande, Jackie O, Megan Fox and Kylie Jenner.
Our ‘Toi et Moi’ collection highlights the ring’s adaptability as the aesthetic of each style fluctuates with the cut, setting or size. Choosing the right engagement ring is an intimate process and our ‘Toi et Moi’ collection is carefully tailored to capture every element of your journey together.
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The Toi et Moi designs below are available for same day collection from our London showroom or 1-3 working days shipping if placed before 2pm GMT.
What is a Toi et Moi ring?
‘Toi et Moi’ is French for ‘You and Me’, a fitting title given this ring design’s sentiment and inspiration. Two lovers are represented by twin centre gemstones that sit side by side on the ring’s band. A Toi et Moi ring is different from traditional engagement rings as it always features two diamonds or gemstones on a coiled or twisted band, symbolising partnership and devotion. The gemstones meet together on the finger—a motif of two souls meeting as one.
The Toi et Moi ring design can be traced back to the 17th century, first seen in French Empress Josephine de Beauharnais’s royal engagement ring. Napoleon Bonaparte met the young widow in 1795 and fell quickly in love. Much against his family’s wishes as she was a widow with two children, Napoleon proposed to Josephine and she accepted. The ring he proposed foreshadowed a trend that would return again and again over the next four hundred years: a pear cut sapphire and diamond Toi et Moi ring.
Today, a Toi et Moi engagement ring can be crafted with any shape and color of diamond or gemstone. Designs often feature either a set of twinned identical diamonds but can be made more unique by using gemstones of varying cuts and colors. Contrasting gems are often used, just like Josephine’s ring which featured a combination of sapphire and diamond.
What should I consider when creating a Toi et Moi engagement ring?
There are myriad ways a Toi et Moi engagement ring can be designed. From contrasting colors, shapes, and sizes to a classic pairing of twin diamonds, a Toi et Moi ring is always captivating. Styles of Toi et Moi rings can range from more of a vintage look with Art Deco geometry, to minimalist and contemporary. Toi et Moi rings can be designed with two identical stones, or contrasting shapes and colors.
If a romantic Toi et Moi design feels like the best way to tell your love story, get in touch: we offer a complimentary custom engagement ring design service, making it easy to craft your own completely unique Toi et Moi engagement ring.
There are a few key elements to consider before settling on your Toi et Moi ring design.
The shape of your diamonds or gemstones is the most important element to consider when choosing a Toi et Moi ring. Begin with a shape that you feel represents something unique about your partner, then think of your love and support can be visually captured by a different gemstone cut. If you aren’t sure, play with the idea of different fancy shapes until you find your ultimate combination.
The size of your diamonds and gemstones also determine the presence and visual impact of your design. As a two stone ring, both gems are usually around the same size to maintain a sense of symmetry. Most of the Toi et Moi designs we create feature diamonds that are about 0.50ct-1ct in size. But for those looking for a more maximalist design, larger carat sizes can have a great effect.
The colors featured in your Toi et Moi should have a personal meaning for the both of you. White diamonds are a classic as they represent devotion and eternity. Colored gemstones such as yellow diamonds, sapphires or emeralds all have different meanings. Why not go with your partner’s birthstone, favourite color, or a color that tells a story in your life. You can also cast your ring in different metal colors, such as platinum or 18kt white gold for a cooler finish, or yellow or rose gold for something warm.
Popular occasions for giving a Toi et Moi ring
A Toi et Moi ring is the ultimate romantic expression of love, however the style isn’t limited to engagement rings. This design can be given as an anniversary ring as the two entwining gemstones tell the story of two souls standing side by side through time.
Two stone rings are also a popular gift for new mothers and new parents to celebrate the birth of a child. In this case the ‘toi et moi’ represents the unbreakable bond between parent and child, making it a perfect ring to pass down to the next generation as an heirloom.
The Toi et Moi style has certainly garnered a new fanbase over the last few years with celebrities such as Ariana Grande, Megan Fox, Emily Ratajowksi and Kylie Jenner all sporting two stone rings, but each with a very unique design…
In January 2022, Megan Fox became engaged to Machine Gun Kelly and stunned the internet with her magnificent Toi et Moi diamond and emerald engagement ring. Featuring a 3ct pear shaped diamond and what we estimate to be a 4ct pear shaped emerald, both stones are set upon a double curved pavé platinum band. The pear shaped stones come together to form an obscure heart, to represent their love.
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Jackie Kennedy’s emerald and diamond toi et moi engagement ring consisted of a beautiful 2.84 carat emerald-cut emerald and a 2.88 carat emerald cut diamond, reflective of her iconic sense of style solidifying her position as an historic taste-maker.
Apparently, Jackie remodelled the ring once, replacing the emerald and diamond baguettes with marquise diamonds shown below.
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We can comfortably say that Emily Ratajowski brought the Toi et Moi style back into the limelight in 2018, when she became engaged to her long time beau Sebastian Bear-Mcclard. Her contemporary ring features a 2ct princess cut diamond nestled next to a 3ct pear shaped diamond, set upon a 18kt yellow gold band.
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Ariana Grande’s Toi et Moi engagement ring is as soft and feminine as her public persona. Featuring a 3ct brilliant cut oval diamond, the centre stone was set with a pearl taken from her grandfather’s tie pin, in a sentimental Toi et Moi design.
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Kylie Jenner has been sporting a luxurious Toi et Moi ring set given to her and her daughter Stormi from long time beau, Travis Scott. Featuring a 4ct pear shaped diamond and a 4ct radiant cut diamond, Kylie’s ring is a glamorous statement. Stormi’s adorable mini version features a 0.30ct pear shaped diamond with a 0.30ct radiant cut.
How to create your Toi et Moi ring
If you haven’t seen anything quite right on this page, simply schedule an initial consultation to get paired with a design consultant and begin chatting about your ideas and inspirations. We’ll guide you to show you all the available options for your Toi et Moi ring, including diamonds, gemstones, shapes and styles.
The design process can be completed in as little as twenty days, so get in touch today to begin the process and bring your ideas to life.