Fresh looking, soft wear is noticeable only on close inspection. Silver setting has a bright patina with soft surface wear, no dents. Original glass sparkles with no chips or surface wear.
Clasp is original and secure. Made by hand or in small groups of similar styles, vintage jewelry is individualistic with its own special story. Charming leaping frog design is unique for its detail and finishing touches. One leg of frog is not extended in order to depict frog in mid hop.
Belly of frog is in a domed goldstone glass (a deep forest green color rather than copper) cabochon. Petite in silhouette yet rich in detail, bracelet wraps lightly across wrist with gently tactile feel.
Figural jewelry includes any piece that has been shaped into an animal, person, object, or detailed "day in the life" scene. Antique and vintage figural jewelry is often quite charming and collectible for the realistic or cutesy details. Specific objects or animals became popular and prolific in jewelry during certain time periods, Scotty dogs during the 1940's for example, or swallow birds during the Victorian era. Figural jewelry is special for its detail and realism but also tells the story of the decade they were made in.
Throughout history, regions have developed their own distinctive styles of jewelry with techniques that are passed down through generations. Because each region shared the same techniques, materials, knowledge, and craftspeople, the style of each region becomes incredibly recognizable, almost like a designer.
However, regional jewelry is made by different artisans, so each piece feels subtly different. For example, Austro-Hungarian jewelry is a recognizable category of jewelry, known by its style, motifs, construction, and materials. Collectors can favor regional jewelry for the clear history and distinct location that can be assigned to the piece. _gsrx_vers_1326 GS 8.4.1 (1326).
This item is in the category "Jewelry & Watches\Vintage & Antique Jewelry\Bracelets & Charms". The seller is "oxfordjewel" and is located in this country: US. This item can be shipped to United States, Canada.