Fallen Ginkgo Leaf Necklace

Fallen Ginkgo Leaf Necklace

290.00

A majestic ginkgo leaf lies among the twigs and colorful stones of the forest floor in this organic necklace.  

This leaf and twig necklace is fashioned from a real ginkgo leaf, fossilized in solid sterling silver that is oxidized to show the leaf's texture, and two hand-wrought twigs set with abalone and amethyst.  Leaf and twig centerpiece is suspended 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
     
  • Chain:   sterling silver cable chain
     
  • Only one available.  Necklace is a one-of-a-kind handcrafted design.
     
  • 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.