An amazing and massive 'Qu`Hier' French vintage charm is looking for a new home!
Made of solid 18K gold this unisex love token has a beautiful ornament for such pendants - a flat round profile with a aesthetically pleasing double trim geometric ornament. The inner circle is engraved in a pattern resembling one of the sun rays and the external one is an alluring geometric one.
Adorned with a classy centerpiece this vintage medal reads: " + Qu'Hier - Que Demain", which translates from French as: "I love you (+) more than I did yesterday and less (-) than I will tomorrow.” What a beautiful and full of sentiment saying, isn`t it?!
This charming and full of warmth line comes from a poem written by Mrs Rosemonde Gerard to her beloved husband Edmond Rostand, the famous French writer of Cyrano de Bergerac.
Such medals were made in France from early to mid-twentieth century and were given to the loved ones as a promise or pre-engagement gift. Often being engraved on the reverse side with the names of the couple, such tokens were rather popular. Unfortunately, lots of them were lost and they are not so common on a vintage market place any longer.
This particular charm was made by a renown goldsmith Alphonse Augis, who lived and worked in Lyon, France, from 1905 to 1950`s. It is hallmarked on the medal face: "A.A". The medal is solid 18k rosy gold set with a grey gold-accented "+" sign and a "-" sign set with three synthetic rubies.
This classy and rare unisex pendant will make a great and symbolic gift for someone you love! This is a unique gem, for those who value one-of-a-kind, designer vintage pieces.
Hallmarks: Masters mark: bale - "A-rooster-A", French stamp for 18K gold - 'eagles head'; "A.A." on medal face;
Diameter: 20 mm (without a bale);
Bale length: 5 mm;
Central stones: three synthetic rubies (1.5 x 0.5 mm each);
Pendant Weight: 2.6 g;
Amazingly preserved piece, no damage to the face, there is a scratch (as can be seen on the pictures) which, I think, is attributed to an attempt to check gold grade with acid. It can be easily polished away if you choose for engraving option. Otherwise, it`s ready for a new life in your capable hands! Please note, that the chain shown on the pictures is for illustrative purposes only and is not included in this lot.
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