médaille d'amour
Estate Augis Heart "Medaille D'Amour" Charm - 18k
Augis charm
toronto vintage jewelry

Estate Augis Heart "Medaille D'Amour" Charm - 18k

Regular price $500.00 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 and “moins” is symbolized by a minus sign. It is hallmarked with "750" for 18k gold and "AA" maker's mark on the bail. Measures 15.3mm tall x 14.4mm wide and weighs 1.3g. You will receive the pictured charm.

* Chain not included.

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