Please welcome this exceptional and rare 18K solid gold French love charm!
Adorned with a classy geometric trim 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.” This beautiful and full of sentiment 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.
This particular charm was made by a renown goldsmith Alphonse Augis in 1934, who lived and worked in Lyon, France, from 1905 to 1950s. It is hallmarked both on the face of the medal (right side "A.A.") and on the bale ("A-rooster-A"). The medal is solid 18k yellow gold set with a white gold "+" sign and a "-" sign set with two synthetic rubies.
This stunning pendant will make a great and symbolic gift for someone you love! The reverse side of the medal is not engraved, so please let me know if I should put your names on it!
Diameter: 15 mm;
Bale length: 9 mm;
Central stone: two synthetic rubies (2 x 1 mm each);
Pendant Weight: 1.3 g;
Hallmarks: Masters marks: "A.A. and A-rooster-A", French stamp for 18K gold - 'eagles head', year stamp, some unreadable stamp on a bale;
Amazingly preserved piece, no damage whatsoever, very minor grinding to the reverse side.
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