Love medal + qu hier - que demain

Love medal + qu hier - que demain


Love medal, haert shaped, token of love + qu’hier - que demain, 18 krt gold, ruby and diamond set. France circa 1950 The chain is french and the same period. together weight: 6.8 grams

In jewelry mostly written as: '+ qu hier - que demain'  
This sentence is inspired by a beautiful and romantic French poem by Rosemonde Gérard called  Les Vieux, which was intended for Edmond Rostand. It comes from the sentence
Et, comme chaque jour je taime davantage, Aujourdhui plus qu hier et bien moins que demain, meaning:
And because I love you more and more each day, today more than yesterday but less than tomorrow. This jewel became very popular and is still considered today as a token of love. Most of the times the plus and the minus sign are ornated with little diamonds and (lab-) produced rubies.

Rosemonde Gérard (wife of Edmond Rostand, author of Cyrano de Bergerac, their marriage lasted only 25 years)

Type:    Pendants
Country:    France
Period:    1940 - 1980
Ref number:    6986
Status:    Sold

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