Frog Prince Brooch
Frog Prince Brooch
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The frog Prince is one of the world’s best known fairy tales. The Brothers Grimm gave it pride of place as first in their collection of traditional folk stories and fairy tales. The story tells of a very beautiful but spoiled and naive princess who unexpectedly meets a talking frog after dropping her golden ball into his pond. Ultimately the frog is released, by a kiss, from a shape-shifting spell and turns back into a handsome prince “and they all live happily ever after”. The story is often used as a metaphor for the trials and tribulations of love and romance, reminding us that appearances can be deceptive and true love can come from the most unexpected places. It also has strongly ethical sub-plots about fidelity and keeping promises.
The Frog Prince collection is a celebration of the jeweller’s skills combining coloured enamels with tiny cabochon stones. The hand carved frog and crown are fully three dimensional. Close attention has been paid to even the finest detail. The frog has handmade glass eyes. On the underside the frog wears a tiny waistcoat with a shirt and bowtie, capturing the very moment of transformation to the dashing prince.
The Frog Prince brooch is a celebration of the jeweller’s skills combining coloured enamels with tiny cabochon stones. The hand carved frog and crown are fully three dimensional. Close attention has been paid to even the finest detail. The frog has handmade glass eyes. On the underside the frog wears a tiny waistcoat with a shirt and bowtie, capturing the very moment of transformation to the dashing prince.
Don’t wear your jewellery while bathing and showering, (or swimming, jacuzzis, saunas or steam rooms) as moisture can cause tarnishing and weaken springs and clasps. With that in mind if you do get your jewellery wet be sure to
dry it thoroughly. Chlorine, detergents, oils, make-up, hair spray and perfumes can all tarnish and generally damage your jewellery.
Make sure to put it on last as the finishing touch to your outfit.
After wearing your jewellery it’s best to clean it with a soft cloth before putting it away in its protective pouch – this will remove any make-up and other oils it may have picked up.
Finally when putting your chains away try to coil chains gently so as to prevent any damage in storage.
Meet The Designer
Since the late 1970s Simon has designed and made jewelry for some of the most iconic names in fashion. With a body of work which captures pioneering moments in contemporary style, Simon's designs have helped costume jewelry to become the vibrant category it is today. It is Simon's experience within the world of luxury accessories that has given him the freedom to shape the unique aesthetic of his own collection. In his central London studio, he heads up a creative team of highly skilled designers and craftsmen who produce pieces of jewelry with exquisite attention to detail. Simon Harrison's deepest motivation and enjoyment of jewelry, he says, is intuitive and archetypal; not so very different from primitive man’s impulse to wear a beautiful shell around his neck. Jewelry, he believes, should be life-enhancing: an expression of personality.