"WARMEST REGARDS"! The brooch is made of genuine leather and vintage Brooch!
The story of the triumph of the brooch as a decoration is as romantic and interesting as the brooch itself.
Few people know that in the middle Ages brooches were used as some kind of "secret" signs. This first happened in the 12th century at the court of the French king Louis XLV. One of the ladies of the court (a certain Madame de Sauvigny) once showed imagination and decorated her magnificent wardrobe with an elegant precious flower on her shoulder. It was a special, secret sign – a kind of "beacon" that transmits very important information to a high-ranking gentleman. Such signs Madame de Sauvigny began to use regularly, as a means of transmitting secret information. For example, if the lady was ready to receive a secret guest, he received from her one or another sign, which they agreed in advance. The diamond brooch on her right shoulder meant Yes, and the delicate ruby-encrusted ornament pinned to her ample cleavage meant not today». A lovely brooch with lilies "appointed" a date in the garden, and a delicate amethyst violet symbolized a meeting in the private chambers of the lady. The French courts became famous in history for their endless cycle of love intrigues and political conspiracies, in which not only representatives of the nobility, but also monarchs were involved.