REMAINDER listing - remainder of CAD$5320 due by August 8
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 5 diamonds and “moins” is symbolized by a minus sign set with sapphires, on a "crepe de chine" textured background and surrounded by sapphires. Pendant face is signed A. Augis, with "AA" and the French owl head punch on the bail for remarked 18k gold (likely remarked due to the edges of the French eagle head mark being faint). This c.1960s version measures 23.3mm in diameter and weighs 5.9g. Wear commensurate with age and use. I have photographed it in natural light with various sun exposure. Please view all photos and feel free to request extra photos or video. You will receive the pictured vintage pendant.
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