Fallen Ginkgo Leaf Necklace

Fallen Ginkgo Leaf Necklace

290.00

Nature becomes wearable art with this majestic ginkgo leaf lying among fallen twigs and colorful stones of the forest floor in this organic necklace.  

This ginkgo leaf and twig botanical necklace is fashioned from a real ginkgo leaf fossilized in solid sterling silver whereby the leaf's image and texture are frozen in time.  The ginkgo leaf is set on two hand-wrought twigs that are set with an oval abalone cabochon and a round amethyst gemstone set in simple bezel settings.  

Both the ginkgo leaf and twigs are oxidized to show their detail and texture and necklace suspends from a simple 18-inch sterling silver cable chain. 

  • Eco-friendly recycled sterling silver
  • Leaf Centerpiece:  Approximately 2.5 inches in width by 1 inch in height
  • Gemstone:  5mm natural amethyst and 7x5mm natural abalone
  • Necklace length:  18 inches
  • Only one available.  Necklace is a one-of-a-kind handcrafted design made in my Florida studio.
  • To learn more about the unique process used to create this design, please see below.

  • Shipping:  Approximately 1-2 days

  • Packaging:  Velvet lined jewel box.
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The Process of Making Real Leaves and Twigs Into Jewelry
Many years ago, I figured out a way to melt down my scrap silver and "fossilize" real twigs and leaves.  They are coated with multiple layers of molten sterling silver, where each layer is allowed to cool and harden until enough layers have built up making the piece durable.  The pieces are then placed in a kiln and heated evenly so the layers of silver fuse together, burning away the leaf or twig entirely but leaving their organic image and texture behind.   No two are ever exactly alike, but each design captures the elegance and beauty of nature.