Our Guide to Toi et Moi Engagement Rings
Although Toi et Moi engagement rings are quickly becoming this year’s most popular design, they are by no means new to the fine jewelry world. The original Toi et Moi was presented by Napoleon Bonaparte to his future bride, Josephine, in the late 1700s.
It was former First Lady and style icon Jaqueline Kennedy, however, who put this bold and elegant design on the map in the twentieth century with her very own two-stone engagement ring from President John F. Kennedy.
Since then, the Toi et Moi — French for “you and me” — has been a highly sought-after setting, particularly for those with daring or dramatic style. But what sets the Toi et Moi ring apart, and what modern style options are available to customers today?
Read on to learn about this engagement ring setting and discover why it's more coveted today than ever before.
What Is A Toi et Moi Ring?
A Toi et Moi ring is an engagement ring that features two diamonds or gemstones instead of one. This duo of center stones either sit atop a traditional band or can be featured on either end of an open cuff ring. The name “Toi et Moi” comes from the French for “you and me” and often symbolizes two people coming together as one.
Past Toi et Moi designs have featured the couple’s birthstones; today, choosing two different diamond shapes is a more popular style option. The meaning behind the Toi et Moi ring makes it an ideal engagement ring, but it can also be worn outside of any romantic context.
Why Are Toi et Moi Rings So Popular?
Toi et Moi engagement rings continue to grow in popularity not only because of their stunning style and shine, but also thanks to multiple celebrity endorsements. Stars such as Ariana Grande, Emily Ratajkowski, and Megan Fox have Toi et Moi engagement rings, putting this look back in the spotlight.
The two-stone setting is also popular because of its substantial look — two diamonds side by side create the optical illusion of one large center stone. And for diamond lovers who have more than one favorite shape, this design allows them to mix two different diamonds together for a modern take on a timeless style.
Toi et Moi Engagement Ring Styles
Explore the most sought-after diamond shape combinations for the Toi et Moi engagement ring that’s right for you.
Emerald Cut Toi et Moi Rings
An Emerald shaped diamond is known for its linear elegance and clean lines. In a Toi et Moi setting featuring VRAI created diamonds, this strong and sophisticated shape sits alongside the soft and symbolic Pear shaped diamond for a look that celebrates both individuality and uniting as one.
Pear Shaped Toi et Moi Rings
The Pear shaped diamond’s form is often associated with tears of joy. Its elegant curves and defined peak are perfect for individuals looking for a less-traditional shape. Toi et Moi engagement rings featuring VRAI created diamonds juxtapose the Pear with a classic Emerald or Round Brilliant cut diamond, for a style that is both modern and timeless.
Oval Shaped Toi et Moi Rings
Oval shaped diamonds are beloved for their elongated form that maximizes carat weight. In Toi et Moi settings featuring VRAI created diamonds, this modern favorite sits next to the timelessly loved Round Brilliant, for an engagement ring that celebrates a blend of classic and contemporary.
Round Brilliant Toi et Moi Rings
Round Brilliant diamonds are the most popular diamond shapes in the world. For the individuals drawn to their timeless appeal and renowned brilliance who also want to add their own personal twist, a Toi et Moi engagement ring is ideal. Two-stone settings featuring VRAI created diamonds pair the classic Round Brilliant with the expressive Pear or the contemporary Oval for a look that blends tradition and personal style.
Custom Toi et Moi Rings
Custom Toi et Moi engagement rings are for those who love this increasingly popular two-stone setting, but want a design that is uniquely theirs. Is there a specific combination of diamond shapes that you want featured in your ring? Do you want added details, such as a bezel or halo setting or a pavé band? A custom engagement ring is likely right for you.
Speak with our design experts who can tell you which options are possible, and they’ll guide you through VRAI’s white-glove custom experience.