This detailed image of the Ginkgo leaf is printed onto a 7/8" sterling silver disc then protected with a smooth layer of clear resin and hung from an 18" gray nylon thread cord with sterling silver o-ring clasp.
In Japanese decorative art, the ginkgo's distinctive fan-shaped leaf has carried symbolism along with its singular beauty: the ginkgo has been a symbol of longevity (the tree can live for a thousand years) and of a more profound endurance (four ginkgos survived the blast at Hiroshima and are still growing today). (Source: Smithsonianeducation.org)
Each piece is handmade by our friends Jeff & Barbara at Everyday Artifacts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. They strive to use methods and materials with a low impact on the environment and a high impact on the human spirit.
All of our jewelry is gift boxed and ribboned, perfect for presenting to your loved one.