Foliar representations may seem commonplace, but they figure prominently in ancient art and culture, elevated to a higher significance by their use. If you stop to think about it, leaf references abound in popular culture and in common speech, idioms, adages, and sayings.
Jewellery designs over the past few centuries have been influenced by myriad events—some international, some local. Changes in politics and diplomacy, the drama of natural phenomena, exploration, and archeological discoveries have all been contributing factors.
Someone once said there are no new ideas, just reinterpretations of the old ones. With an upscale twist and a tweak, sales of the yard, garage, tag, and rummage variety now have a new cachet. Nearly everyone has bought a nifty little pre-owned item and been thrilled with the innovative choices on offer.