Louison Rare + Fine

Retro "Plus Qu'hier" Pendant

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  • Retro "Plus Qu'hier" Pendant

Louison Rare + Fine

Retro "Plus Qu'hier" Pendant

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Description

This timeless 14k pendant bears a timeless message of love and devotion made popular by famed jeweler A. Augis, who dubbed it the "medal of love."

HISTORY

"Plus qu'hier, moins que demain," which translates to "More than yesterday, less than tomorrow," is loosely used in french (the language of love, of course!) to mean "I love you more every day." The saying is inspired by a line from a poem by 19th century playwright Rosemonde Gérard which reads "For, you see, each day I love you more/Today more than yesterday and less than tomorrow." Published in 1890, the work didn't become popular until 1907, when Alphonse Augis, a French jeweler, began making medallions with this excerpt engraved on them. The medals ranged from plain gold, like this example, to more embellished versions, and are still produced today.

MATERIALS

14k Yellow Gold

CONDITION

Excellent - medal is in perfect condition with no signs of wear.

HALLMARKS

14k, Unknown Makers Mark

AGE

1950s

SIZE

Pendant measures approximately 19mm round.