The leaf was coated in a paint made fro fine silver powder and a binding agent. After several coats the leaf was heated in a kiln to around 900 degrees C. The leaf burt away and the binding agent evaporated and the silver hardened with the impression of the veins impressed upon it.
We use fine silver (.999)as it is extra shiny, also it does not tarnish like sterling silver does. The clasp and joining ring are sterling silver(.925)
All Brigantium Designs’ jewellery comes in a gift box.