The graceful, fan-shaped leaves of the hardy ginkgo tree have been a recurring motif in Asian art throughout the centuries. The ginkgo tree is revered as both a symbol of the sacred life force of yin and yang, and for its longevity and vitality. Some existing ginkgo trees are thousands of years old. The ginkgo is known to survive catastrophic events better than other living organisms. In fact, four ginkgo trees survived the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima in 1945. As a result, the ginkgo has become a symbol of hope and peace.
A delicate ginkgo leaf in raised relief is hand painted in 24K gold on matte, sterling silver organic-shaped discs hung from 14K gold filled hooks. Handcrafted in the USA.