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Antique 1920s Augis "Médaille d'Amour" Ring - Size 8
Antique 1920s Augis "Médaille d'Amour" Ring - Size 8

Antique 1920s Augis "Médaille d'Amour" Ring - Size 8

通常価格 $2,350.00 CAD 販売中

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.)

This 1920s "Medal of Love" ring has the word “plus” symbolized by a plus sign set with 5 diamonds and “moins” symbolized by a minus sign set with 3 synthetic rubies. The reverse is stamped A. Augis and Déposé (meaning the rights or patent granted for an exclusive jewelry design in France - literal translation is "hand made"0, with the French owl punch on outer shank of the ring, stamped on a gold object brought to the assay office by second hand jewelry dealers or auctioneers. Faint numerals 15382(?) engraved on the inner band. 

This ring was crafted in 18k yellow gold, is a size 8 and weighs 3g, with a beautiful patina. The face measures 13.6mm x 11.1mm. Can be sized by your jeweller.  Wear commensurate with age and use.


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