Dramatic Gold Plated Leaf Necklace, 2" tall on 18" gold-filled chain. Leaves have symbolic meaning in virtually every culture on earth. Forests are a refuge from danger, a source of food, and ancient healing roots and berries. Trees are alive, mysterious and constantly changing. With their whispering leaves, they are at the heart of Mother Nature. This design, by Paromita Rai, was inspired by the phrase ‘turning over a new leaf’ for when we experience changes for the better in our lives. Says Paromita, 'Every 24 hours, we are given a huge gift - the chance to begin a brand new day with a new attitude, to create beauty and to bring light, in our own lives, in the lives of people around us, and in the world'.