Too Suite – Volume Six

Joden Girl

Baubles, Bling and Matching Things

You have to kiss a lot of frogs before you find your prince. 

This humorous maxim is the moral to the Brothers Grimm fairy tale entitled “The Frog Prince”.  In the path to find love, a girl might have to endure some ugliness before she finds her prince.  This is just one of many fables that showcases these small amphibians.  Long believed to be a symbol of fertility and new beginnings, frogs have been favored for centuries.  In fact, many consider a visit from a frog to be an omen of good luck.

With bulging eyes, webbed feet and damp (sometimes warty) skin  – frogs are pretty darn unappealing…  so much so that many find their ugliness to be charming.  Frogs are one of the most beloved animals of jewelry designers.  From Chopard to David Webb – some of their most iconic pieces featured frogs.

This week, we are showcasing the most adorable suite.  Consisting of a pendant and matching earrings, these sterling silver pieces are simple perfection.  Every detail is done well:  the protruding eyes, long hind legs, and webbed toes.  Sitting on my hand, you can see that these delightful creatures are good sized – measuring 7/8 of an inch both tall and wide.  Foldover omega-style backs keep these beauties sitting nicely on the ear.

The second half of this duo is a pendant of exactly the same size.  It is suspended from a 24-inch silver snake chain.  Upon flipping this frog over, several markings become visible and note the fineness of the metal as well as the year it was made…  1996.  The most notable hallmark reads “B. Kieselstein-Cord”.  For more than forty years, the name Barry Kieselstein-Cord (BKC) has been synonymous with award winning design.  

Known for luxury handbags, his signature belt buckles, and fine jewelry, BKC pieces are legendary.  These fun and funky frogs bring a touch of whimsical flair to any wardrobe.  Not yet on our site, this set is available in store for just $590.00.  Stop by or give us a call to make them yours today.

“You can go to a museum and look or come to us and touch.”

Written by Carrie Martin

Photos by Dana Jerpe

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