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Vintage Mid-Century French 18ct Rose And Yellow Gold ‘A. Augis’ Médaille D’amour Ring

Sale price$2,100.00 AUD

Laybys welcome! Contact Us today to secure your dream piece.

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DESCRIPTION (Please scroll to the bottom to view video)

A wonderful example of the ‘PLUS (+)  Qu’Hier Moins (-) Que Demain’  médaille d’amour referencing the couplet by famous French poet Rosemonde Gérard written to her husband Edmond Rostand from 1889 which in English translates to ‘For, you see, each day I love you more, today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow’.

The original creator - Alphonse Augis - was inspired by this poem and he designed these love tokens in 1907 but replaced the words ‘plus’ and ‘moins’ with the mathematical symbols ‘+’ and ‘-‘ which are often, as in this example, set with diamonds and rubies.

So… this magical piece is French and hallmarked with the eagles head for 18ct gold and a makers marks we cannot attribute.

Crafted in 18ct rose gold, the token in 18ct yellow gold, and and set to the ‘+’ with a tiny diamond and to the ‘-‘ two tiny baguette rubies.

The under gallery is almost as lovely as the token, open worked and ornate, to trifurcated shoulders and a solid flat shank.

Signed to the token also with a tiny ‘A. Augis’ this wonderful and symbolic ring presents rarely to the market, more often we see the pendants.. so this would make a wonderful and sentimental gift to a loved one or oneself!

STONES
Diamond
Ruby

MEASUREMENTS
Token - 1.4cm

WEIGHT
5.0 Grams

MARKS
French Eagle head for 18ct gold
Makers mark

SIZE
N or 17.1mm diameter US 6 3/4
Can be resized - Care to be taken not to disturb the French hallmarks to outside of shank

CONDITION
Very good to excellent preowned condition.  No thinning to shank. Stamps small but unworn to outside of shank. Minor marks to gold only.

PURCHASE SUMMARY

Laybys available on all items $400 and over. Contact us for more details.

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