Third Floor Antique Jewelry

Endearing French Gold Love Pendant

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Directory: Archives: Estate Jewelry: Pre 1930: Item # 1340805

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Scarsdale New York 10583
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This is a petit, fine French gold love token. It is one of the finest expressions of love. It was conceived as a translation of the poem "The Eternal Son" written in 1889 by Louise Rose Etiennette Gerard, known as Rosemonde Gerard, a poet and playwright. She wrote, "Car, vois-tu, chaque jour je t'aime davantage, Aujourd hui plus qui'hier et bien moins que demain." The English translation of the couplet is "For you see, each day I love you more today than yesterday and less than tomorrow."

This pendant circa 1920, was designed by the French jewelry firm A. Augis and signed on the front, is an artistic expression of the poem. It is designed with small diamonds symbolizing "more" and synthetic rubies symbolizing "less" and set in 18 karat gold. There is a poincon, or French guarantee stamp for 18 karat gold on the top of the pendant. The perimeter wreath is finely rendered and the back of the pendant is as beautifully finished as the front. It retains a rich, original patina and is in excellent condition.. It weighs 2.6 grams. Marked Depose (MADE IN FRANCE) on the reverse and retains a French guarantee stamp on the top loop of the pendant.

It measures 5/8ths inches without the bail and 7/8 ths inches with the bail. The petit size is perfect for any age and quite elegant.

It is the perfect "forever" gift for the bride, the wife, the daughter, the mother....