Wait, Toi et Moi Rings are the Ultimate Romantic Gesture
The sentiment behind giving your partner an engagement ring is the epitome of romance and how in the heck could it get much better than that? Well, thanks to the French, it kinda just did. Toi et moi in French literally means “you and me.” Listen, it’s no secret, Toi et Moi rings have been around for centuries. Literally, it dates back to 1796 when Napoleon Bonaparte proposed to Empress Josephine de Beauharnais. Now that I’m on this history train, let’s dive into things for a second and just take a moment to remember when President John F. Kennedy proposed to Jackie Bouvier. Hello, it was with a Toi et Moi ring, lovies. And he seriously stepped things up by combining a colored gemstone (emerald, btw) with a traditional diamond (what most people do with this style ring, icymi).
What is a Toi et Moi Ring? (…for those of you who don’t know)
This bespoke style ring is basically a two-in-one. It holds two diamonds, two gemstones, or a diamond and a gemstone (ahem, again, Jackie’s ring). You can even pair two different diamond shapes to add more flair. A pear and emerald cut *chef’s kiss*! They sit side-by-side on the band to further push the notion of two people coming together (hello, it’s sort of what marriage is, it’s perfect 😍).
Celebrities Who Wore Toi et Moi Rings
Now, you may not be familiar with the Empress Josephine de Beauharnais, and though we all know Jackie Bouvier, they’re not necessarily recent celebrity. Well, in more recent times, celebrities, such as Ariana Grande, Emily Ratajkowski, and Megan Fox, to name a few, have worn this ring.
Toi et Moi Rings We Love
Turelle / Taylor & Hart
Lab-Created Emerald & White Sapphire Ring / Jared
Black Trillion & White Diamond Ring / Berlinger Jewelry
Viridian Toi et Moi / Brilliant Earth
Rose Cut Diamond Ring / Everett Fine Jewelry
AURA TOI & MOI PEAR-SHAPED AND ROUND BRILLIANT DIAMOND RING / De Beers
Cover photo by Cullen Jewellery; other photos by brands