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37 kilos of silver jewelery from Jaipur in India, 17 new tumbled stones from South Africa, Blue Aragonite angels from Argentina, 11 new flat stones, 4300 kg Calcites from Mexico, Pink Calcite in boxes, Rainbow Obsidian hearts, spheres etc. 5 Cargoes arrived with a lot news! We expect containers from Morocco & Brazil next week. The webshop is open and our wholesaler remains open BY APPOINTMENT! What is unfortunately not a nice development are the freight rates that are actually up to 5 times higher than normal! 

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Gold, silver and copper coated leaves made from real leaves with hanging eye.

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Gold, silver and copper coated leaves made from real leaves with hanging eye.


Gold, silver and copper coated leaves made from real leaves with hanging eye.


Assortment of 20 pieces. Real natural green leaves have been central to redeem, gild and antique look them through an ingenious process.

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Real leaves prederved in precious metal like Gold and silver.
A hand picked leaf is preserved well and dried during some time,  The Chlorophyll is removed to leave a "Skeletal" leaf. The leaf is than handpainted with a conductive paint. After that teh leaf is plated with a precious metal like silver or gold with a special proces.

Gilding is covering an object with a layer of gold. Several ancient civilizations already mastered the art of gilding (Egyptians, Etruscans, Celts, ...). There are many different techniques for gilding. Often used for picture frames, for example, is the insertion of gold leaf into mixtion. For good adhesion and high gloss, browning is usually done with an agate. Metals can be immersed in molten gold or galvanized. The originally Korean technique Keum Boo, where relatively thick gold foil is fused with the surface of silver or steel objects, is gradually becoming more popular with Western gold and silversmiths. Fine gold powder in oily dispersion can be applied to ceramics, the oil burns and the gold particles melt together during firing. Gold salts are also used instead of gold powder, which are converted into pure gold by reduction in the oven. Books can also be gilded: with brass stamps, letters and gold leaf decorations are applied to linen, leather, parchment or bookbinding paper under heating. In addition, gilding is sometimes applied to the sections of the book, or only to the upper section (the only section visible in the bookcase). The latter variant is called 'head gilt'. Gilding behind glass has been done since ancient times. Cennino Cennini describes in his book Il Libro dell’Arte how to implement technology. In his book he already talks about the unparalleled shine and sparkle of the gold leaf behind glass. Nowadays, the back glass is gilded less and less by lack of knowledge. Only a few control the craft in the Netherlands, whereby the gold leaf is raised to a true work of art by means of an animal glue or varnish.