I found these beautiful natural matching Chinese green frog buttons. I set them in prongs and framed on the back with 18k gold vermeil for a very unique pair of earrings that sit right on your ears. They are beautifully carved with raised eyes. They are backed with a French clip - a post with a clip to hold them in place. They are 1” long by 5/8” wide. They are an apple green color. These are very dramatic earrings that will definitely get noticed.
The frog, also known as the heavenly chicken, is symbolic of happiness, good luck, longevity and prosperity. The frog is believed to promote pleasant dreams. It is an emblem of spring and abundant rain. In Korea a having a dream of a frog is a sign that a son will be born.
Chinese royalty has worn jade for centuries. It has been used since the Neolithic times for tools, weaponry, amulets, vases and figurines because of its hardness. It is believed to be a spiritual stone and has been called the jewel of heaven. It represents the five principal virtues: charity, modesty, courage, justice and wisdom. From cloudy white to golden brown, light to dark green, to rare lavender, jade is the most highly prized Asian gemstone. Jade has been regarded as the most precious stone for thousands of years. It is believed to protect the wearer and ensure good luck and good health as well as to increase life span.
Carved Green Jade Frog Button Earrings