Ginkgo Drifting – Earrings
These limited edition botanically inspired earrings feature intricately hand-sawn silhouettes of a group of ginkgo bilobao leaves soldered into a silver frame with a slightly art nouveau shape. This silhouette was sketched from my little bonsai that I have been nurturing for many years. These two are long earrings that are elegant and subtle, they are lightweight and extremely comfortable to wear.
The genus name Ginkgo is regarded as a misspelling of the Japanese gin kyo, “silver apricot”, which is derived from the Chinese and used in Chinese herbalism literature such as Materia Medica. Ginkgo biloba has many health benefits. It’s often used to treat mental health conditions and fatigue. It’s been used in traditional Chinese medicine for about 1,000 years. It came on the Western culture scene a few centuries ago, but has enjoyed a surge of popularity over the last few decades.
These were incredibly enjoyable to create, and very time consuming. Drilling, Layering, hand-stamping, sawing, texturing, soldering, and polishing are just some of the steps taken to bring it to life. Each process done with care and accuracy to create a piece that will last a lifetime. Created in recycled sterling silver, this precious metal has been oxidised (blackened) and then lightly polished but left with a satin shine. Each earring is hand-cut with a tiny sawblade and therefore slightly unique and never perfectly matched. I make sure each earring is as close to a mirror image of its other half in design as possible.
Dimensions – Each earring measures approximately 40mm high X 12mm wide (at its highest and widest points) Created entirely from reclaimed and recycled Sterling Silver, The Gauge (thickness) of the silver is 1mm making the piece strong and durable.
The ear hooks are also hand-fabricated from sterling silver.
Made with lots of love, heart and soul.
These are ‘ready to go’ so please enjoy prompt shipping! This piece is part of a limited edition series where I have duplicated this design. Each will be slightly different, but all to a high standard.
RGSilver products always come packaged, which is also perfect for gift giving.
The earrings also have my Makers Mark and a Sterling Silver 925 Hallmark on the reverse of one of the pairs.
(The model in the images is the Beautiful Zara Wilson)