This wonderful love token is French 18 karat gold, and is called "The Coin of Love" by Alphone Augis the designer. In 1907 Rosemone Gerard wrote a love poem to her husband. One verse stated " For you see, each day I love you more, today more than yesterday, and less than tomorrow." This verse was translated in French Qu’hier Que Demain, into a clever token of love by the French jeweler Augis. The plus sign with 5 rose diamonds, signifies more, and the minus with bagette synthetic rubies, symbolizes less.
This particular pendant with laurel leaves around the perimeter, is an impressive larger version, almost 7/8 th inches round. It weighs a significant 6.4 grams. There is a maker's mark A.A. and a French guarantee stamp for 18 karat gold, an eagle head as seen in the pictures. The gold detailing is superb.
There are many of these pendants, as they are forever popular, but very few have this weight, size, and original, beautiful patina.
It is in superb condition and I will include a black cord as seen in one of the pictures which has a 14 karat gold clasp. It is also beautiful with a gold chain of choice. It can be engraved on the reverse.
Wonderful to give or receive. It is a token of love forever. France, circa 1920
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