A gemstone crystal cabochon, as placid and deep as an ancient pond, sits atop the body of a leaping frog.
In 1686 Matsuo Bashō’s Zen master gave him a riddle with no answer, to which he replied with the famous Haiku—or hokku (roughly translated):
“The old pond
A frog leaps in
The sound of the water”
Designed to call our contemplation toward the state of being inspired by the haiku, this humble frog ring celebrates transcendent impressions of the mundane, recognizing the extraordinary in each ordinary moment.
-Antique gold over cast bronze filigree ring shank
-Antique brass over tooled brass frog
-Lapis, amethyst or labradorite