This ornament contains a real leaf that has been hand-picked, sized and prepared for a delicate process. Some leaves are made solid and some a filigreed to keep their natural veins visible. They are then individually coated with copper to preserve them. Each leaf is then dipped in precious metals such as 24k gold, silver, or iridescent copper. Finally each piece has been handcrafted and transformed into a timeless beauty of nature that you can treasure forever.