The humble frog is a surprisingly popular motif in fine jewelry. Perhaps it is the fact that they symbolize change and the transient nature of our lives. Sometimes they are associated with wiches. In China, they are considered bringers of rain and lunar symbols. In Egyptian lore, they represent life and fertility through their resemblance to the squatting position of women during childbirth. Even the Bible has something to say: “And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet.” (Revelation 16:13). But I think it could also be their playful form and the bevy of gorgeous green gemstones that can be used to represent their reptilian skin. Either way, these exotic little gemstone creatures are gorgeous!
And for just under one million dollars, the Zadora Timepiece rainforest collection:
Feature photo of tourmaline frog ring courtesy of Boodles.