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Frogs in Costume Jewelry

Posted by Laurie Zeiden on

Considering how few women love frogs, they seem to be a popular motif in costume jewelry. There are over 5,000 species of frogs in the world and it wouldn't surprise me if there were at least that many frog designs in jewelry. Following are some photos of jewelry frogs with a slew of frog facts along the way.

Unsigned Pin Set

Bakelite Dress Clip

FROG FACT:  Wondering about frog taxonomy? Here's the breakdown - 
          • Kingdom: Animalia
          • Phylum: Chordata
          • Subphylum: Vertebrata
          • Class: Amphibia
          • Order: Anura (Salientia)

Unsigned Pins

Silver and Plique a Jour Pendant

Boucher Pins

FROG FACT:  The Golden Poison Frog of the Colombian Rainforest is the world's deadliest frog. Their poison is used to tip blowgun darts.

Czech Pin

Silver and Gold Victorian Chatelaine Notebook

DeNicola Pin

FROG FACT:  The Goliath Frog of West Africa is the world's largest frog. It can measure 2 1/2" feet long with it's legs outstretched. It weighs about 7 pounds.

Unsigned Pin

Frog Rings

FROG FACT:  A group of frogs is called an army. A group of toads is called a knot.

Scarf Pin

Silver Puffy Heart Charm

Unsigned Pin

FROG FACT:  The main differences between frogs on toads: frogs have long legs and smooth skin; toads have short legs and rough skin.

Gerrys Pin

Hobe Pendant

Silver Puffy Heart Charm

FROG FACT:  Frogs absorb water through their skin rather than by swallowing it in their mouths.

Belt Buckle

FROG FACT:  During winter hibernation, a frog's bones grow rings much like those of tree. You can determine its age by counting the rings.

Silver Charm

Museum of Modern Art Pendant

Silver and Amethyst Bolo Tie by Bernice Goodspeed

FROG FACT:  The easiest way to determine the sex of a frog is by looking at their ears which are located directly behind their eyes. If the ears are the same size as the eyes, the frog is male; if the ears are smaller than the eyes, the frog is a female.

Scatter Pins

800 Silver Charm

Coro Pin

FROG FACT:  Only male frogs croak.

Unsigned Pin (with oddly placed pin stem)

Unsigned Pins

Austro-Hungarian 900 Silver and Enamel Charm

FROG FACT:  Frogs shed their skins about once a week and then consume them.

Swarovski Pin

Love Token

Unsigned Pin

FROG FACT:  A species called the Glass Frog has transparent skin; you can see the internal organs including the beating heart.

Sterling Pin by Shiebler

Trifari Frog Pin (left) and Unsigned Copy

Silver Frog Pin, Mexico

FROG FACT:  When a frog swallows its foods, it blinks. That action pushes its eyeballs down on top of the mouth to help push the food down its throat.

Silver Pin, Mexico

Silver and Garnet Cape Clasp

Nettie Rosenstein Pin

FROG FACT:  Frogs have small teeth in their upper jaws which are used to hold prey in place until it can be swallowed.

900 Silver Chatelaine Purse

Trifari Pin

Meyle and Mayer Silver and Enamel Pin

Wells Pin

FROG HAIKU:  Old dark sleepy pool...
Quick unexpected frog
Goes plop! Watersplash!
by Matsuo Basho

Silver Pin

Unsigned Pin

Silver Pin

FROG FACT:  Using its powerful back legs, the average frog can leap 20 times its body length.

Sash Pin

Silver Pin

Silver Pin

FROG FACT:  Most male frogs fertilize the eggs as the female lays them.

Unsigned Pin

Pin with Locket Pendant

FROG FACT:  Many species use long, sticky tongues to catch prey.

Unsigned Pin

Gold Nuggets Pin, Alaska

Silver Cuff Bracelet, Mexico

FROG FACT:  A Horned Frog doesn't really have horns, just a flap of skin above each eye.

Original by Robert Pin

Panetta Pin

FROG FACT:  Bulging eyeballs allow most species to see in all directions.

Trifari Chatelaine Pin

Be sure to visit my Shop to see what frog jewelry is currently available for sale.

Thank You Robin Allison for lending some of the photos used in this post.

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