Ruby Augis
Qu'hier que demain
Médaille d'amour
Alphonse Augis
Vintage Large Ruby Border Augis Medal of Love - 18k

Vintage Large Ruby Border Augis Medal of Love - 18k

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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 synthetic rubies, on a "crepe de chine" textured background and surrounded by synthetic rubies. Pendant face is signed A. Augis, with the French eagle head punch on the bail for 18k gold. Measures 26.8mm in diameter and weighs 8.7g. In vintage condition with wear commensurate with age and use. You will receive the pictured pendant.

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