Cut Steel Leaf and Silver Necklace.
This unusual piece of Cut Steel in the shape of a leaf probably dates form the late 19thC and began life as either a brooch or a hair clip.
Transformed into this beautiful necklace it now hangs from of an oxidised silver chain to match the cut steel.
The leaf measures 5cm x 2.5cmon and the chain is 18inch (45cm).
Production of Cut Steel is thought to have begun in the 16th C. From 1750 decorative pieces began to appear, as "Stars for the nobility" jewellery and hair adornments among the designs and often combined with precious jewels . In the late 18thC a Birmingham manufacturer began major production creating cut steel shoe buckles to adorn the shoes of Georgian men and women.
All Badger's Velvet jewellery is unique made using vintage pieces sourced around the world then remodelled by our Oxford goldsmith or London silversmith creating beautiful contemporary pieces.