Austro-Hungarian Diamond And Ruby Moi et Toi Ring
ABOUT THIS JEWELRY
With an uncommon provenance--Austro-Hungarian(!)--and its distinctive design, this is one cool collectible. Representing moi et toi (or toi et moi) are two chunky old mine-cut diamonds that cast their captivating fire against a backdrop of glimmering ruby-set 'ribbons' and smaller old mine cuts. The shoulders of the currently size 5 3/4 shank each shine with a tiny twinkler. Hand fabricated in silver over 14K gold. Late-19th century. Total diamond weight - 1.80 carats, total ruby weight - 1.00 carat. Condition note: several diamonds show chips and wear commensurate with the age of the ring.