This unique French medal pendant was made by Augis. It has a specific design, which change completely from the classic round medal. It presents a grid pattern into a heart shape. It weighs 2,6 and measures 28,5 x 19,1 x 1 mm(1,1'x0.7) (the bale is included in the high). The minus with 3 rectangular synthetic rubies and the plus with a diamond. It has a nice relief, and the gold is shiny.
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. It is signed A.A on the left side of the medal and there is the maker's mark plus the eagle's head easily legible on the hinge.
The first medals were made from 1907, this one is around 1960. It is in very good condition.