This genuine French medal pendant was made by Augis. The plus is set with 4 rose cut diamonds and the minus with 3 rectangular synthetic rubies. The medal is signed A.AUGIS on the right and DEPOSE on the back. The rim was beautifully surrounded with a flowers crown. This Love medal was made at the beginning of the 20th century.
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. The back is plain and could be engraved with the name of the person you love :)
The first medals were made from 1907. It is in very good condition. The chain is not provided with the medal. However feel free to ask, we will be happy to find the perfect one for you (with an extra)
Weight : 5,8gr
Dimensions : 3cm long (bale included) x 2,2cm large
Stones : Diamonds and synthetic rubies
Metal : 18kt yellow gold
Period : Art Nouveau
Condition : Very good
Hallmarks : French, the eagle's head
Signature : A.AUGIS
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