Ginkgo Turquoise and Silver Necklace
A little lime green inlaid ginkgo leaf that is so delightful is suspended on a sterling silver omega chain. Before resting there, the ginkgo was designed and hand-carved in wax, was hand-poured at the caster's, was polished to a high-shine, and had hand-ground turquoise (for the dark green) or magnesite (light) stones inlaid into its body. After that, the inlay was ground flush to the leaf, leaving a soft, matte texture on the front of the leaf. Such an elaborate process for such a simple, modern, and effortless looking piece! The ginkgo is unique and one of a kind. Little bits of variation sneak in in the casting process and in the grinding and inlaying process, that each piece will have its own personality.
**There are two greens to choose from, but this listing is for a single necklace. Please specify if you'd like the lighter or darker of the two in the Notes to Seller box at checkout. Thanks!**
The ginkgo is threaded on an 18" omega chain. The ginkgo is just over 1" tall, 1" wide and 3-4mm thick. The chain is 1.35mm wide. Send me a note if you've any questions about the piece.