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Outstanding Rare 1968 Médaille d'Amour Pendant

Outstanding Rare 1968 Médaille d'Amour Pendant

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A breathtaking vintage French love token, in a rare ruby-bordered version complete with personalized inscription on the reverse dating it to 1968. 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, or a special gift on your wedding day.

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.

• 18k yellow gold, with French quality marks and Maison Augis trademark
• 5 natural white diamonds, 0.05 carats total weight
• 3 synthetic baguette rubies approximately 0.03 carats each, plus 27 synthetic baguette rubies approximately 0.04 carats each, 1.17 carats total weight
• 23.3mm diameter
• 5.4g
• Reverse engraved, “Je t'aime mon amour” (I love you my love), and "Léonce-Aimée Janvier 1968"
• Please select from the drop-down menu, all chains are new-stock 10k gold curb link, as pictured in all but last three photos (these fancy chains are available for purchase in the St. Eloi Collection)
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