This exceptionally large piece of 25-million-year-old Siberian Jet was hand-carved by artist Lee Downey in the form of a frog and is set with Charoite eyes inset with lightning ridge full opals and set in 22k gold bezels.
Siberian Jet is a rare form of fossilized decomposed wood that was formed by great geologic pressure millions of years ago. Charoite is a Russian gemstone named for Russia’s Chara River. The word “Chary” in Russian means “charms” or “magic.”
Frogs have many cultural roles in literature, symbolism and religion. They feature in folklore, fairy tales, and popular culture. In classical Greece and Rome, frogs were associated with fertility and harmony.