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      Since love has always been a feeling for all seasons, the Cartier Toi & Moi Ring should catch the gentlemen’s attention all year round, regardless of the month or date. Of course, that Valentine’s Day, a wedding anniversary, an engagement or a birthday would be equally entitled to being blessed with the joy of such a jewel. Even a somewhat disturbing ‘mistake’ would start looking more acceptable nurtured by the scintillations of the two rubies and diamonds mounted on the ring.

      There is a certain beauty that calls for attention with the Cartier Toi & Moi Ring. The perfect symmetry of the design evokes an ideal symmetry of the couple. This is what probably stood at the roots of its baptism. The two stones: ruby and diamond are relevant for opposing principles. However, as we all know, there is a much sought after ‘coincidentia oppositorum’ wherever nature is concerned. Therefore, the opposing principles assure the normal balance of the couple and, in more general terms, of the Universe. This is why the passion and fire of the ruby go hand in glove with the purity and coolness of the diamond.

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      Cartier may as well dedicate this piece to the celebration of its love relationship with the large public. Founded in1847 by Louis-Francois Cartier, the company has known nothing but the utmost success from the very first decades of activity. It was Cartier who was declared Joaillier des Rois, Roi des Joailliers (Jeweller to Kings, King of Jewellers) and offered numerous warrants as Royal Jewellery suppliers of countries like England, Romania, Spain, Russia, Portugal, Serbia, Albania, Egypt, Belgium or the House of Orleans.

      Cartier’s Toi & Moi Ring is created in a crossover style. The precious metal in which the gems are set is 18 karats yellow gold. The old cut, main diamond weighs 2.60 carats and is complemented on the opposite side by a baguette cut diamond of smaller dimensions. The cushion shaped Burma ruby weighs 3.02 carats and is also counter balanced by a similar ruby which flanks the large diamond, falling in a corresponding baguette shape, just like its brother diamond.

      The price of the Cartier Toi & Moi Ring has been estimated to 26.000 US dollars. It is quite a reasonable price, for a jewel that benefits from the presence of such sought after gems and by the signature of the world’s best luxury jewelry seller. And if we were to remember Marilyn Monroe’s words, “Diamonds are a girl’s best friend”, it dawns on all of us that there is no present more appropriate than this to state one’s undying love.

CARTIER “TOI & MOI" RING , 8.0 out of 10 based on 2 ratings

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