Fused, gold leafed, forged silver flower statement brooch This brooch is one of a series made for a show in 2010. It is part of a reply to the photographer Malin Kundi's work around flowers. Not your usual brooch, it has no pin. Instead it has a tension system which holds it to the edge of fabric. Perfect as a buttonhole flower for the discerning dandy. Comes ready to be given in a matt white presentation box. All my metal is from a company which is a member of the Responsible Jewelry Council. They deal only in recycled silver and gold. They smelt their metals to the highest environmental standards, to cause the least impact on the environment. They do not deal with newly mined metals, as these metals cause much greater destruction to the environment. There is no visible difference between recycled metals and newly-mined metals. The vast majority of my clients prefer their metals recycled, as environmental impact is of concern when choosing the perfect piece of jewelry.