Toi et Moi rings have become a popular choice lately thanks in part to several celebrities – including Emily Ratajkowski, Ariana Grande and Megan Fox – adorning special sparkly Toi et Moi engagement rings. But what is the meaning behind this particular style of ring?
Here, we’ll delve into the symbolism and history of the Toi et Moi ring and why celebrities and brides-to-be are increasingly favouring this style. We’ll also go through our range of Toi et Moi engagement rings at Windfall with ready to ship rings and custom designs detailing the popular metals, stones and cuts you can choose from to build your own bespoke symbol of love.
What Is a Toi et Moi Ring?
A Toi et Moi ring is a ring that coils around the finger featuring two complementary gemstones that meet at the front. In French, ‘Toi et Moi’ means ‘you and me’ making this style the perfect design for a unique engagement ring for you and your sweetheart as a romantic symbol of love, partnership and marriage.
Toi Et Moi rings came into fashion in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. In 1776 former French Commander, Napoleon Bonaparte gave his partner Josephine Beauharnais a Toi Et Moi ring with sapphire and diamond stones.
Celebs have popularised this style in the 21st century with beautiful custom rings featuring the two stone design. Machine Gun Kelly proposed to Megan Fox with a Toi et Moi ring with one stone for her birthstone (emerald) and one for his (diamond). While Travis Scott bought Kylie Jenner and baby Stormi matching Toi et Moi rings with one pear-shaped diamond and a radiant-shaped diamond.
Custom Toi et Moi rings
Custom rings are a really nice way to add deeper meaning to engagement rings or to create unique and special rings as gifts for those ‘hard to buy for’ jewellery connoisseurs in your life. With Toi et Moi rings design you’ll have your pick of two different stones and the metal used for the band.
Choosing the metal
There are many factors worth considering when choosing the metal for your ring. At Windfall we offer white gold, yellow gold, rose gold and platinum with options for 9 karat and 18 karat gold. Depending on your budget and preferences for colours we have something to suit everyone.
When comparing karats, hardness and durability are two aspects that often are misunderstood as synonyms for one another. 9 karat gold is considered to be a harder material than 18 karat, meaning at a basic level it will stay in better shape and is less likely to scratch. However, due to its hardness, it is more likely to crack when suffering a significant blow meaning it is less durable when faced with knocks and bumps. When it comes to durability 18k comes out on top.
In terms of affordability, our opinion is if you have no preference or budget restrictions then why not opt for 18 karat gold (or platinum). Or for the budget-conscious shopper, we believe there is also nothing wrong with 9 karat gold – as it ultimately comes down to how well it's taken care of.
Choosing the cut and stone
Because Toi et Moi rings have 2 stones there are almost endless combinations of stones and cut pairings to choose from when customising your ring. We stock all kinds of cuts including oval and pear shapes and stones including sapphires and diamonds. With so many options it can be daunting to choose the perfect stone pairing for you. But we feel you really can’t go wrong if, in the end, you love your ring and it has a special meaning to you. We’ve included some of our top picks for popular pairings including rings from our ready to ship range below to help spark your creativity.
Pear moissanite and round salt and pepper 1 ct diamond
A ready to ship Toi et Moi ring featuring a Pear Moissanite and Round Salt and Pepper 1 CT Diamond.
If you like Kylie and Stormi’s matching rings, consider pairing two of the same stones or stones with similar colours. This ring features pear moissanite with a round salt and pepper diamond. This beautiful combination is elegant and simple whilst maintaining the symbolism of Toi et Moi – romance and love – this ring is the perfect unique engagement ring for someone with a simple yet classic style and best of all it’s available online now.
Pear black sapphire and emerald cut salt and pepper diamond
A ready to ship Toi et Moi ring featuring a pear black sapphire and emerald cut salt and pepper diamond.
If you have an edgy style, we think this pear cut black sapphire and emerald cut salt and pepper diamond is the combination for you – with darker moody stones stealing the spotlight. This pairing features 2 very different stones that work so well together making this an ideal symbol for the saying that opposites attract in successful relationships. This unique ring is available and ready to ship right now.
Create your own perfect pairing.
If our ready to ship rings are close but not exactly what you had in mind– why not consider a partial or complete custom Toi et Moi ring. In our partial custom ranges choose from 3 cut pairings; pear and round, pear and emerald or pear and oval whilst having complete control over the band metal and stone selection.
Alternatively, book a consultation with us at Windfall and let us help you design your dream Toi et Moi ring, 100% custom, 100% special and 100% unique to your style.