Vintage Frog Compass Japanese Ring

Magnetism was discovered as far back as 4 BC in China. There are records dating to the Han Dynasty that discuss a magnetic south-facing lodestone. This technology was initially used for feng shui and helped to align architecture and interiors. It wasn’t until 1117 that magnetism was used for navigation. It’s now considered a basic concept, the use of a magnetized needle that lines with the Earth’s magnetic field.

This vintage Japanese frog and compass ring was handcrafted in Japan around 1930. A functioning compass sits at the center of an enameled motif with green and blue frogs perched on the shoulders. This unique ring weighs 8.4 grams. The face measures 22 x 24.5 x 5.7 mm off the finger. This piece was made in brass and is round in shape. This charming ring has a needle that spins but I cannot guarantee accuracy when lost in the woods.

This charming ring would make a fantastic gift for that special someone you always want to be able to find their way back to you!

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Item ID: RG1117304V

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