Chanel shocked the world in the 20's when she produced her iconic pot metal frog brooch, a bold departure from the tailored elegance that branded her collection. She claimed that jewelry shouldn't be made to make one look nice, it should be made to adorn. Her influence on the industry elevated the role of costume jewelry to that of major fashion accessories. Since then, every designer has used figurals as part of their oeuvres. Snakes, flowers, birds... here are a few delightful examples.