The coquí is a type of tree frog native to Puerto Rico. Green, brown or yellow in color, these small frogs are known for their distinct call (“co-ki”), which can be heard all around the island and all throughout the year from dusk until dawn. The scientific name of the species is Eleutherodactylus, meaning "free toes" in Greek. It is the only frog in all of the Americas that has no tadpole stage. They go directly from egg to coquí.
Coquí spend their nights in the forest canopy and shelter on the ground under rocks and logs and in gardens during the day. The common coquí has a long history of cultural significance in Puerto Rico, appearing in folklore and eventually becoming a widespread symbol of the island. At Coquí el Original®, our coquí designs immortalize this little frog's legacy in gorgeous sterling silver .925 and 14k yellow gold pieces.
El Yunque Rainforest and the Coquí
El Yunque is the national Rainforest of Puerto Rico, making it a lovely eco-tourism spot for travelers looking to hike and see beautiful foliage and waterfalls. The El Yunque rainforest is known for Puerto Rico's biodiversity, and our little endemic Coquí tree frog thrives in this ecosystem.
While you can hear and find our cute tree frogs all over the island, they are prevalent in the El Yunque rainforest because of its humidity and constant rainfall. Coquí aren't swimmers, but rainfall makes their bird-sounding mating call ("ko-kee") even louder.
Our items can become a lovely, high-end memento that reminds you of one of the sounds that makes El Yunque so magical. Discover our locally designed items in solid 14k gold and solid sterling silver. El Yunque and the Coquí are honored in pendants, charms, bracelets, rings, and earrings. Carry a bit of Puerto Rico with you forever.
The Coquí Collection is a Perfect Souvenir or Gift from Puerto Rico
When giving a gift to a loved one or picking out a souvenir to remind you of a special trip to Puerto Rico, you want to know that the jewelry you select will last for generations. At Coquí el Original®, we make pendants, charms, rings, bracelets, earrings, and cufflinks with the precious metals of silver and gold. With high-end jewelry from Coquí el Original®, you can share your love of Puerto Rico and accessorize any outfit with elegant style.
Fine Jewelry Made from High-Quality Materials
Choose from jewelry crafted using solid 14k gold or solid sterling silver .925, and pick from matte or high-polish finishes depending on your preference. All our items come in both silver and gold options. They also come engraved with "NB-PR" (for Natalio Barquet, the designer, and Puerto Rico) and contain our Signature Diamond as a special detail. We don't use plating or hollow pieces, and every product comes wrapped in nice packaging with an informational certificate.
Our jewelry draws inspiration from the natural beauty of Puerto Rico. That's why Coquí el Original® is a proud sponsor of Puerto Rico Conservation Trust. This nonprofit organization promotes conservation through educational initiatives and events and manages protected natural areas throughout the island.
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We have over 100 years of jewelry design experience to guide us. We pursue designs that endure because of their cultural significance. Our jewelry will feel just as significant to you years from now as it does today. To ensure you can enjoy high-quality jewelry that lasts for a lifetime, we craft all our pieces with careful attention to detail. Before sending any piece of jewelry to a customer, we inspect it thoroughly for any signs of imperfection. We believe you'll be completely satisfied with the jewelry you receive.
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