Beautiful Parmelia brooch No. 1 is the first brooch in a botanical series inspired by parmelia lichens and handcrafted in hallmarked sterling silver. This is a one off piece comprising of two sheets of hand sawn and textured silver spaced and riveted together to give depth. The surface has been hand sawn with intricate decorative lichen forms which have been lifted slightly to catch the light and add shadows and interest. The silver has been heat treated to give a pearly white finish, showing the lightly hammered texture that has been applied. In contrast the back has a hand punched surface finish giving a stippled effect. It has a double pin fixing on the reverse with a stainless steel pin for strength and durability. The piece is approx 10 x 7 cm in size. Perfect as an extra special gift for jewellery and nature lovers, it looks fabulous against dark fabrics or as a stand alone piece on a black dress or coat lapel. All jewellery is sent securely boxed and gift wrapped with tissue and ribbon by special delivery (UK p&p is included) or international tracked and signed for.