This lovely French medal pendant was made by Augis. It weighs 3gr and measures 28,3 x 20,43 mm(the bale is included in the high). The plus is set with a rose cut diamond and the minus with 2 rectangular synthetic rubies. The medal is signed A.A for Alphonse Augis on the right. The rim has also a nice geometric design and change with the traditional medal. It is made in rose and yellow 18kt gold.
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 first medals were made from 1907, this one is around 1960. It is in very good condition.