This brooch is the first addition to the 'Xylem Collection' , a continuation from 'Coiled Pins' and ‘Traditional Twist’. An immortalised Luffa has been formed after several attempts at creating a successful and light weight lost wax cast in rhodium plated sterling silver. It holds a hand coiled ruby where the seed will have originally sat and its 18 carat gold fibres are intertwined within the Luffa structure. Sapphires are trapped inside and the brooch finding is also secured by the Luffa skeleton. Finally a 23.5 carat gold leaf embellishes the piece.