Two-Stone Ring – Two Souls Intertwined
In the latter part of the 19th century and early part of the 20th century, the two-stone ring was a common design for an engagement ring and symbolized two souls intertwined.
Some jewellery historians believe that the trend for the two-stone ring started in 1776 when Napoleon presented Josephine an engagement ring with two pear-shaped stones: one blue sapphire and the other a white diamond. Each gem is estimated to be just under 1 carat. Napoleon gave this ring to Josephine when he was a 26-year-old soldier; well before he became emperor. At that time Napoleon had very little money and he must have “broken his wallet” to buy a ring of that quality. This ring setting is referred to as the “Toi et Moi” ring, which is the French meaning for “You and Me”.
On the 250th anniversary of Josephine’s birthday, her ring was sold at auction in Fontainebleau (near Paris) for just under $1 million. The pre-auction estimate was only $20,000! Other famous rings in this style include the emerald and diamond “Toi et Moi” which was presented to Jaqueline Lee Bouvier by John F Kennedy on their engagement in 1953.
It is commonly known that the three-stone ring has a symbolic meaning, but the less known two stone ring represents deeper meanings: One stone for your best friend and the other for your true love.
The two-stone ring has an appealing look and a design. As an engagement ring it symbolizes love and friendship and for a husband and wife, it represents endurance of their friendship. This ring is also meant to represent two partners in a committed relationship. Basically, it is a ring to celebrate love and friendship and emphasizes the dual nature of a couple’s bond.
We have provided our customers with numerous two-stoned rings here at Diamonds Please. Many of them bespoke. Included on our website we have two types of two-stone set rings; one claw set and the other in a rub over setting. This gives our customers an overall feel for the beautiful and modern two-stone ring helping them to make an informed choice as to whether this ring is for them.