Toi Et Moi Ring
Two lovely pink spinels shine like two halves of one soul
Two become one in this romantic ring set with two lovely pink spinels that complement each other perfectly. Two stone rings are called “Toi et Moi” rings, French for “You and Me.” In one of the great romances of history, Napoleon gave Josephine a Toi et Moi engagement ring. Here the two halves are quite different: light and dark, platinum and rose gold, diamond pave and pink sapphire pave, but they seamlessly join into one beautiful whole.
“I acquired these two gems at the same time and they always looked like a loving couple to me. Their colors and shapes complemented each other so well that I could not bear to split them up into two separate pieces of jewelry. I decided to put them together in a Toi et Moi ring and let these two soulmates remain together forever.” – Alexia Connellan
Spinel is one of the hidden treasures of the gem world. Closely related to ruby and even more rare, spinel was confused with ruby for hundreds of years: many of history’s famous “rubies” like the Black Prince Ruby in the British Crown Jewels are actually spinel. These untreated ethically sourced natural spinels are from Burma. The powderpuff pink and rich magenta and cushion cuts are offset with pave diamonds and pink sapphires.
This ring is completely hand-made in the ideal proportions to suit these two unique gems. This ring is very unusual in that it has been created with one half in platinum and the other half in 18k rose gold and yet the two halves blend seamlessly into one unique heirloom-quality ring. Size 6.
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a Bespoke Jewel
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The Inspiration Alexia interviews you to uncover what inspires you and makes you happy. You discuss gems, colors, shapes, and the feeling you want to have when you wear your jewel.
The Gem If you don’t already have a personal gem that you’d like to feature in your jewel, Alexia will search the world to find the perfect gem to realize your vision.
The Design Alexia sketches original designs for your jewel, refining the concept and execution until it suits you perfectly.
The Model The sketch then takes shape in three dimensions, either through computer modeling, traditional wax carving, or directly fabricated by hand into metal.
The Setting The final model is then precisely created in precious metal and the gems will be set into the metal by hand, one at a time. The metal is polished to perfection and your jewel is ready for you to wear.