The Jade Vine has some of the most extraordinary flowers of any plant. Enormous, metre-long spikes of brilliant und unique turquoise blooms hang from the scrambling stems. In the wild, these attract tropical bats which carry pollen from one plant to the next. However, the Jade Vine is now close to extinction in the wild in large part due to deforestation which has destroyed much of its natural habitat in the Philippines – the islands were once completely forested, but today very little rainforest remains intact here.
Materials: The Jade Vine brooch is cast in bronze with shades of purple and turquoise hand enameling over white enamel and silver plate.
Measures: 1.4" L x 2.56" W