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Delicate ginkgo post earrings with pearl dangles These beautifully diminutive ginkgo leaves have a fanciful stem that curls around in a loop, wanders across the face of the leaf, and disappears in back. On one earring, it reappears, peeking over the top of the leaf and ending in a tiny ball. Each leaf is hand forged and individual. The post backs are attached slightly off center, allowing the ginkgoes to hang at a slight angle when worn. Each earring is signed and dated on the back.
Earring dimensions: 2.5cm x 3.8cm (1” x 1-1/2”) to the bottom of the dangle.
My Ginkgo Story
Once thought to be extinct, the graceful Ginkgo has survived virtually unchanged for over 270 million years, long before dinosaurs roamed the planet. Called “living fossils” by Darwin, a single ginkgo tree may live up to 3000 years! Ginkgoes are a link not only to our past, but to our future.
I began making everlasting ginkgoes a few years ago, when my bench was on the covered front porch of my log house in the woods. I was excited by a texture that reminded me of a ginkgo leaf, and my 11-year old daughter ran to the side of our house and picked several leaves from our small tree to use as a model. They dried on my bench that fall, and inspired me with their graceful form and symmetry. Since then, I have made many variations of these leaves, and I never seem to tire of it. Whenever I need a new inspiration, our little tree lends a few more leaves, a friend may offer a suggestion, and a new everlasting ginkgo is formed.
Rendered in precious metal, a ginkgo leaf speaks to us of timelessness, of the everlasting. Ginkgo leaves are wonderful for the memory and you’ll find that you will be remembered when you wear an everlasting ginkgo!
Ginkgoes are “an emblem of changelessness, a heritage from worlds too remote for the human intelligence to grasp…” Sir Albert Seward
Shipping: These earrings are already made, and can usually ship within 1-3 business days. (If I am custom-making your piece, you can usually expect me to ship within 1-2 weeks. Just click the blue "contact" button on the right side of the page to contact me, and I will let you know the specifics of my current schedule.
I will pack your jewelry in a gift box with a silver elastic band, ready for gift giving. Tissue paper inside the box prevents your jewelry from rattling around and alerting handlers to the contents. The word jewelry will not appear anywhere on your package. The box will be shipped in a padded envelope for extra safety.
Shipping in the US is first class and always includes insurance. Shipping outside of the US (including Canada and Mexico) is first class, and cannot be guaranteed or insured. Please be aware that if you purchase from outside the US, I will make every effort to pack your item well, but cannot be held responsible for accidents that occur during shipping, and you are accepting full risk for the shipment of your item. (Just so you know, I have never had a complaint, so feel assured!)
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