Actress Emily Osment Is Rocking a Ring Style Originated by Napoleon Bonaparte
Former Hannah Montana star Emily Osment is rocking a two-stone engagement ring style originated by Napoleon Bonaparte more than 225 years ago.
The 31-year-old Osment, who played Montana’s BFF Lilly Truscott on the popular series, announced her engagement to Jack Anthony and revealed her unique “Toi et Moi” ring with a carousel of photos posted to her Instagram page on Sunday, June 25.
“This magical, beautiful, kaleidoscope of a person asked me to marry him this weekend,” Osment wrote to her two million followers. “I did not know life could be this sweet or I could ever be this deliriously happy.”
The yellow gold engagement ring features a prong-set, radiant cut diamond alongside a bezel-set blue-green stone, which may be a sapphire. Symbolically, the ring represents two souls becoming one. (The French phrase “toi et moi” means “you and me” in English.)
Back in 1796, Napoleon was an up-and-coming, 26-year-old officer and still eight years removed from the French throne when he presented a Toi et Moi ring to his beloved Josephine on the occasion of their marriage. The bypass-style ring featured two pear-shaped gemstones, one diamond and one sapphire, set in opposite directions.
The unique ring motif got a boost in January of 2022, when Machine Gun Kelly proposed to actress Megan Fox with a pear-shaped emerald (her birthstone) set alongside a matching diamond (his birthstone). Unlike Napoleon’s ring, Kelly’s interpretation had the main stones oriented in the same direction.
Anthony proposed to Osment at California’s Yosemite National Park, and the majestic landscape is visible in a number of photos and short clips shared by Osment on Instagram.
“I am so proud of the life we have built together and the people we have become over the last few years,” Osment gushed on Instagram. “This love is so big and so uniquely ours and I know it can do anything. I am so honored to stand next to you every day. I love you, Jack.”
One of her shared photos includes a selfie of her new ring along with two buttons showing the newly engaged couple as tykes. His button says, “Will you marry me?” and hers says, “Yes!”
In addition to her teen roles related to the Hannah Montana and Spy Kids franchises, Osment is currently starring as weather girl Mandy McAllister in the TV series Young Sheldon. Anthony is reportedly a partnerships strategy expert.
Credits: Images via Instagram / emilyosment.