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Sweet Romance Frog & Cabochon Adjustable Ring

Just out of the tadpole stage, this frog clambers on a large cabochon design. This ring features one oval cabochon 24 x 18mm yellow-green stone in a fancy setting. Surrounding this centerpiece is one round brilliant cut 1mm rose crystal, two round brilliant cut 1mm light green crystals, two round brilliant cut 1mm light blue crystals and two round brilliant cut 1mm aqua crystals. All in adhesive settings.

The ring measures 1-1/8"L x 1-1/8"W x 13/16"H and has an adjustable band shank. A vintage crown setting and small sculptured flowers are secured to the adjustable piercework band shank. The frog and the flowers are both original sculptures, with fine detail to show the texture of froggy's skin and toes and the levels of the clingy flowers. More art than whimsy.

Symbolism of the Frog
Frogs are a strong good luck symbol. For many centuries, the frog has been a symbol of abundance, partly due to the very large number of eggs it lays at one time. In Rome, the frog was a mascot believed to bring good luck to the home. Frogs also represent transformation of the positive kind, and are a good omen as they represent happiness and great friendships.
Part of the Sweet Romance Collection.

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Created or Simulated Gemstones: How are created or simulated gemstones different from natural gemstones? Natural gems are created by the forces of nature and must be discovered, usually by digging in the ground or sifting through a riverbed. When these stones are created in a laboratory, they are called created, simulated or synthetic gemstones.

The purpose of creating gemstones in a laboratory isn’t necessarily to reduce the cost, but also to produce larger, more perfectly consistent stones. Created or simulated gems can be made of any material. Synthetic gems, however, share virtually all chemical, optical and physical characteristics of their natural mineral counterparts.

Austrian Crystals: These are known for their excellent reflective quality and prismatic brilliance. This man-made crystal is created using natural minerals and quartz sand, which are then heated and slowly cooled using a process similar to that of creating hand-blown glass. This process creates an end product that can be fashioned into a beautiful crystal.

A special machine is used to create a highly faceted crystal. The crystals are cut in various directions, which allows for excellent light refraction, exceptional brilliance and unsurpassed color quality at an affordable price.

Today Swarovski® is one of the largest suppliers of high-end crystals. In the late 1800s, Daniel Swarovski invented a machine to cut crystal with extreme precision. He patented his technique and to this day, only select Swarovski family members and employees have unrestricted access to the production facility that creates these crystals. They are used to decorate everything from stilettos and sculptures, to chandeliers, jewelry and clothing.