Ginkgo Drifting – Pendant
This limited edition botanically inspired pendant features an intricate hand-sawn silhouette of a group of ginkgo bilobao leaves soldered into a silver frame. This silhouette was sketched from my little bonsai that I have been nurturing for many years.
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.
This piece was 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.
Dimensions – This teardrop shaped pendant measures approximately 27mm high X 23mm 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.
Made with lots of love, care, heart and soul.
This pendant is ‘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.
This pendant comes with a fine, excellent quality sterling silver chain. (you have a choice of lengths- see images below for an idea of where each chain length will sit)
My Makers Mark and a Sterling Silver 925 Hallmark are on the reverse of this pendant.