Vintage Puffy Heart Love Token
Beautiful vintage French love token, in a charming and rare textured heart version. We love the overlaid features and the slight puff to the heart, adding an unusual depth to the piece. 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.
• 18k yellow gold, with French quality marks
• Two baguette synthetic rubies
• 1.1g, 14.9mm across
• Chain options are for new-stock 10k gold curb link chains