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Spectacular Vintage French + Qu'Hier Pendant in Ruby Halo

Spectacular Vintage French + Qu'Hier Pendant in Ruby Halo

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Truly amazing vintage French love token, in a substantial and heavy-weight version floating in a calibrated ruby halo. Created by Alphonse Augis 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.

Details:
• 18k yellow gold, with French quality marks and Alphonse Augis makers mark
• Soft sunburst-style background, crisp border
• 5 white diamonds, 0.05 carats total weight
• 3 baguette rubies approximately 0.03 carats each, plus 27 baguette rubies approximately 0.04 carats each, 1.17 carats total weight - please note small chip in central "-" symbol stone
• 5.3g, 23.3mm across
• Chain option is for a new-stock 10k gold curb link chain, as pictured in the ninth photo - please note that the chain in the tenth photo is for styling suggestion only
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