The leaf was covered in a paint made from fine silver and then heated in a kiln. In the kiln the leaf burnt off and so did the binding agent leaving behind only the imprint of the veins in the silver.
Fine silver (.999) is used to make the leaves due to its increased shine and its resistance to tarnishing. The ring and lobster clasp are made from sterling silver (.925) as sterling silver has increased durability.
All Brigantium Designs’ jewellery is sent in a gift box.