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Rare Itty Bitty Italian Love Token

Rare Itty Bitty Italian Love Token

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Beautiful and rare Italian love token crafted by mainstay manufacturer UnoAErre licensing the style from Maison Augis.

Originally created in French c. 1907 by Alphonse Augis and inspired by a letter poet Rosemonde Gérard wrote to her husband, the writer Edmond Rostand, the French pendants feature 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.)

In Italian, the rebus reads “+ di ieri - di domani” or "più di ieri meno di domani."

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 and UnoAErre pendants alike (always die struck and never cast) are peerless.

Good vintage condition, but we recommend keeping an eye on both sections of the bail as there is some thinning; this piece will require the bails be lightly rebuilt by a goldsmith within a year or two. of daily wear.

• 18k yellow gold, with with A. Augis signature, as well as Italian hallmarks and trademarks for UnoAErre
• 10mm across
• 0.8g
• 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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