I made the first earring in metal and then used it to make a mold. This pair of earrings is cast in 18k gold. The wire is soldered to each earring, hand shaped and finished on front and back entirely by hand. There are no purchased elements on this earring-they are exclusive to Favre Bijoux Etsy shop.
The earrings strike a perfect balance of being substantial visually yet very light and comfortable to wear. Image #5 shows this earring (in Silver) on a model. http://www.etsy.com/listing/62924160/ginkgo-leaf-earrings-sterling-artisan
The drop length is just over 1". The leaf is 1/2" wide. MF and 18k stamp. Earrings are packaged in a hard hinged box within a gift box.
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Read about this ancient species: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ginkgo_biloba
and here: (Courtesy of a FavreBijoux customer)