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Ideas for Toi et Moi Setting? Vivid Blue Sapphire and Old Mine Cut Diamond

reirei

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I've been dreaming of a new small project and I have luckily acquired some humble but fiery small stones: an old mine cut diamond and a natural, unheated vivid blue sapphire - they're both small and mighty!

I browsed the moi et toi and colored stones threads and saw that this toi et moi one appealed to me.

  • Can you help me think of more setting ideas for these two stones?
  • Is there something else that would be better (3 stone? 5 stone)?
  • Do you think these stones are too small and I should reset and hunt for a newer ones?

I really want an old mine cut in a high color and they are hard to find in reasonable prices.


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My stones:
- old mine cut cushion diamond is 4.44x4.67x3.29mm (F, SI1, medium flourescence) https://ivyandrose.com/products/ant...old-european-cut-diamond-loose-engagement-1-2
- natural unheated blue sapphire cushion is 4.49x4.19x3.43mm (unheated vivid blue) more photos here https://www.instagram.com/p/CKKNc0jBejI/?igshid=1axdtdjts7ufb

desertrose_gems describes the color as "Very rare color for unheated sapphire...this intense, vivid blue Ceylon cushion is considered by many to be top sapphire blue. Like Kashmir but without the sleepy quality. Most Celyon sapphires fall into the classic cornflower blue category - this rare color is more like premium Burmese blue sapphires."

Inspirational moi et toi style
the video for the toi et moi ring style here:


Here's the descriptions I found from this bypass thread:
This Tiffany & Co., circa 1920s, Emerald & Diamond Bypass Toi et Moi Ring in 18k yellow gold features a square, emerald cut natural bright museum quality emerald weighing approximately .37cts & a beautiful .56ct old European cut diamond. The emerald is gem quality & eye-clean. The diamond has the quality grade of G color, VS2 clarity. What a great piece of history & it shows that the stones don't have to identical in cut or type.

Here is a
video of this gorgeousness
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states the following details about the ring, "The diamond has the quality grade of G color, VS2 clarity. What an amazing designer piece of history! The ring is made in a solid 18k yellow gold half-round shank which measures 1.85 mm in width. The emerald measures approximately 4.87mm x 4.77mm x 3.22mm. The shank is stamped “Tiffany & Co.” and engraved “M.E.” [partial]. This spectacular ring weighs 2.4 grams and is currently a finger size 4.


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Rfisher

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Very pretty stones and I love your inspo!
Can you show pictures of both the stones on the back if your hand, for size perspective?
 

PinkAndBlueBling

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Those stones will be lovely together! I think the size should be OK, given your finger size.
 

Ionysis

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This is another I had saved.

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I love this one!

The stones are so sparkly and that sapphire has such a gorgeous blue that I don’t think they will seem lacking just because they are smaller. I think you’ll get a really striking ring with those lovely stones.

Very excited to see the next steps!
 

reirei

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pretty rough cut and paste here
but I don’t think they are too small for your hand.
:)

@Rfisher I don’t know how you did this. thank you! This gives me a lot of great visual information and I appreciate all the work and thoughtfulness! The 3 stone is very interesting. Now I have more thinking to do and if I can find matching old mine cuts :)

@Neptune i really love the open style but am afraid of it falling out. My finger size has been shrinking up and down 1/4 a size so I think a full ring is probably better for me. I am open to non traditional styles and modern styles though!

@AllAboardTheBlingTrain I usually prefer more simple designs and am not sure if I could get used to a halo. I’ve never had a ring with a halo and not sure how they would look. Thank you for the interesting suggestion!

Thank you @Ionysis @AllAboardTheBlingTrain @PinkAndBlueBling @foxinsox for the kind words! This is my first ring project with colored stones I picked out myself and I’m super excited!
 

LD

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I'm afraid that I won't be able to contribute much because I'm not a fan of moi et toi settings BUT I just had to comment to say that your sapphire is my dream colour. It took my breath away when I opened the thread. Lucky you x
 

reirei

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This could be fun and you get an excuse to buy another loose stone, lol.

Melissa Kaye Aria Moon Ring
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I love this! But where to find a matching old mine cut ... :D


The current OMC cushion I already found was very hard to find!
 
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Neptune

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These might have more a secure feel open design.

Repossi serti sur vide

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Adam95

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The diamond is 695 as I can see from listing. Do you mind sharing how much you paid for the Sapphire? I'm quite curious.
 

reirei

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The diamond is 695 as I can see from listing. Do you mind sharing how much you paid for the Sapphire? I'm quite curious.

@Adam95 I would prefer not to disclose the price in a public forum to respect the seller's policies of removing price post sold. desertrose_gems is an amazing colored gemstone seller with very competitive pricing (lowest I've seen for natual high quality gemstones!)

I would recommend following her as her stones get snatched up very quickly and to get a gauge on price https://www.instagram.com/p/CKKNc0jBejI/?igshid=1axdtdjts7ufb

The sapphire was very affordable due to its small size
 

reirei

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I'm afraid that I won't be able to contribute much because I'm not a fan of moi et toi settings BUT I just had to comment to say that your sapphire is my dream colour. It took my breath away when I opened the thread. Lucky you x

@LD this is high praise! I've seen so many wonderful vivid blue stones on this forum and when I saw the small cushion sapphire on desertrose_gems instagram, I knew it was the one for me! Reposting sapphire color image here from here since the original post picture seemed to have disappeared

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My little stone purchase was inspired by @Acinom. I can only hope one day to own a stone like @Acinom 's sapphire.

@Acinom 's sapphire colour is my dream stone - reposting her thread here for everyone to ogle (I hope that's ok ! )

 

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Acinom

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@LD this is high praise! I've seen so many wonderful vivid blue stones on this forum and when I saw the small cushion sapphire on desertrose_gems instagram, I knew it was the one for me! Reposting sapphire color image here from here since the original post picture seemed to have disappeared

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My little stone purchase was inspired by @Acinom. I can only hope one day to own a stone like @Acinom 's sapphire.

@Acinom 's sapphire colour is my dream stone - reposting her thread here for everyone to ogle (I hope that's ok ! )


What a huge compliment. Thank you! I am actually admiring your sapphire. Such a vibrant colour. Great choice.
I will make sure to sit front row while I follow your quest for the ideal ring.

Unfortunately I cannot advise you in your choice: I do not have a great eye for moi et toi rings. I am very much into stacking rings.
 

reirei

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It’s here!!!

I worked with the amazing talented award-winning designer Sara Commers in MN and she has been a dream to work with! Super fast turnaround time, reasonable prices, and responsive - I would recommend her for future projects!

Here’s some quick snaps on my iPhone today

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Inside at my desk
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Sprinkles&Stones

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It’s here!!!

I worked with the amazing talented award-winning designer Sara Commers in MN and she has been a dream to work with! Super fast turnaround time, reasonable prices, and responsive - I would recommend her for future projects!

Here’s some quick snaps on my iPhone today

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Wow the layout is perfect! I think there is just the perfect amount of “bypass”. Beautiful!
 

voce

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Awesome! What a great way to start the weekend ;)2.
 
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