This lovely French medal pendant was made by Augis. It weighs 2,7gr and measures 19,3 x 26,8 x 1,5mm (the bale is included in the high). The plus is made in 18kt white gold and the minus with 3 rectangular synthetic rubies. The medal is signed A.A for Alphonse Augis on the right. The rim has also a nice geometric design and it changes with the traditional medal.
It is wrote in French: " + qu'hier - que demain ": "I love you more than I did yesterday and less than I will tomorrow.”
The French saying comes from the verse of the poem wrote by Mrs Rosemonde Gerard to her lover and husband: Edmond Rostand, the famous French writer of Cyrano de Bergerac, a dramatic love play. Alphonse Augis, a French jeweler's from Lyon, made a love medallion with this verse written on it. There is the maker's mark is legible on the the hinge A / a rooster / A. There is also the French eagle's head with the counter mark. It was made in 18kt ROSE gold. The back is plain and you could engraved a name on it.
The first medals were made from 1907, this one is around 1960. It is in very good condition.