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Vintage Ruby Border Augis Medal of Love - 18k

Vintage Ruby Border Augis Medal of Love - 18k

Regular price $4,700.00 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.)

The word “plus” is symbolized by a plus sign set with 4 diamonds and “moins” is symbolized by a minus sign set with synthetic rubies, on a "crepe de chine" textured background and surrounded by rubies. Pendant face is signed A. Augis, with "AA" and the French eagle head punch on the bail for 18k gold. Measures 19.3mm in diameter and weighs 4g (slightly larger than the smallest version of this gem halo style). You will receive the pictured pendant.


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