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Vintage Oval Augis Charm with Laurel Border - 18k
medaille d'amour

Vintage Oval Augis Charm with Laurel Border - 18k

Regular price $2,400.00 CAD Sale

Rosemonde Gérard was a French poet and playwright. She is famous for the couplet below from her poem, “Les Vieux” (“The Old Ones”), that she wrote to her husband in 1889. The phrase became celebrated as an expression of ever-growing love when a Lyons jeweler, Alphonse Augis, had the idea of making a "Medaille d’Amour” (Medal Of Love) with the core portion of the verse engraved on it in 1907.

“Car, vois-tu, chaque jour je t'aime davantage,
Aujourd'hui plus qu'hier et bien moins que demain.”

(For, you see, each day I love you more,
Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.)

A rare large oval version of this c. 1930s pendant.  The word “plus” is symbolized by a plus sign set with a diamond and “moins” is symbolized by a minus sign set with 3 synthetic rubies. Pendant face is signed A. A., with the French eagle head punch and Augis mark on the bail. Measures 23mm tall (without the bail) by 16mm wide and weighs 5.4g. Small chip to left ruby, difficult to see with bare eyes.  Please view all photos. You will receive the pictured pendant.

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