Silver Ginkgo leaf on a slender flowing stem, which curls around a hammered bracelet. 6mm x 4mm Peridot cabochon
The leaf's natural texture and vein structure are evoked with a combination of engraving and heat texturing.
The bracelet is open backed with little spiral terminals, so that it can be adjusted to fit comfortably.
Ginkgo Biloba is the Earth's oldest surviving plant genus . 200 million year old fossilised leaves have the same delicate form and veining as today. It is native to China, where the tree is revered as a symbol of sacred knowledge and ancient wisdom, and is often planted in Buddhist temple gardens. The longest surviving tree is 1400 years old.