Augis love medal “more than yesterday less than tomorrow” in 18 karat yellow gold. The “+” sign is highlighted by a rose-cut diamond, the “-” sign by two calibrated synthetic rubies. The medal is surrounded by a laurel frieze punctuated with fleurons. The pendant bears the quotation from a letter from Rosmonde Gérard, the poetess, to her love Edmond Rostand, the author of Cyrano de Bergerac: “For, you see, every day I love you more, Today more than yesterday and much less than tomorrow”. Inspired by these two lovers, Alphonse Augis used these verses in his “medals of love”, condensing them into “+ than yesterday – than tomorrow”. French antique medal from the early 20th century, circa 1930, small size.
Eagle head hallmark, Augis goldsmith’s hallmark, signed A.A, annotated “Déposé” on the reverse
Height with clasp: 24 mm
Diameter: 15 mm
Condition : some scratches from use
Weight : 2.46 gr