A leaf by itself could represent feminine beauty, with a pearl, purity of the feminine spirit.
Here is a 2 1/8 inch by 1/2 inch, retro, gold tone, faux pearl leaf brooch with beautiful detail. The way the faux pearl is set, the whole piece resembles an artistic eye, bright and ever open and seeing all. The pearl is viewed as an object of purity in lore and a leaf as feminine. Where as a leaf by itself could represent feminine beauty, leaves were mostly objects of fascination with their intricate veins and markings and smooth or ruffled edges. A reminder of the passing of time and that beauty though transient becomes renewed with each stage of our lives! The seasons renew and begin again every year as the tree grows with time turning from a sapling to a graceful fully gown tree covered in its coat of gorgeous leaves.
Please remember this is a piece of vintage or retro jewelry. Most of it is used and will show some signs of “normal wear” that comes with age. We are very careful not to destroy any patina that may have formed as we think it adds to the beauty of these pieces. Of course you may want to polish or clean off the patina, and that is totally up to you. As we describe each piece if we find any flaws or defects we will point them out in the description. If we have replaced clasps or made other repairs, we will also note these in the description.