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Classic Petite Vintage Médaille d'Amour

Classic Petite Vintage Médaille d'Amour

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A beautiful vintage French love token, with a minimalist design. Originally created by Alphonse Augis c. 1907, and inspired by a letter poet Rosemonde Gérard wrote to her husband, the writer Edmond Rostand, the pendant features a rebus reading "+ qu'hier - que demain" for the lines,

"Car, vois-tu, chaque jour je t'aime davantage,
Aujourd'hui plus qu'hier et bien moins que demain."

(For, you see, each day I love you more,
Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow.)

The beautiful sentiment lends itself perfectly to a lover, a child, or a friend - on anniversaries, birthdays, or simply any day. We also love this piece as an engagement ring placeholder for the couple looking to choose a ring together.

These love tokens are widely reproduced and imitated, but the quality of the Maison Augis pendants (always die struck and never cast) have made them a very collectible piece, even after over 100 years of production and many style variations.

Good vintage condition, but wear has burnished away both the French eagle's head hallmark (indicating French-made 18k gold) and the Maison Augis trademark. We will include repair work to reinforce both parts of the bail, but this repair will result in the loss of the last traces of stamps, so we have photographed it as is for buyer's inspection. Please advise on purchase if you prefer to receive the pendant as is.

• 18k yellow gold, tested
• One single cut natural diamond
• Two synthetic baguette-cut rubies
• 14mm across
• 1.7g
• Please select from the drop-down menu, all chains are new-stock 10k gold curb link. Please keep in mind that despite multiple chain options, there is only one pendant available and if any of the options has sold out this means the pendant is no longer available
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