Give the gift of this unique and lovely leaf with these gorgeous, artisan earrings, cast directly from ginkgo trees at The Huntington!
- Material: gold-plated pewter
- 2" long
- French hook
- Made in the USA
- Matching necklace available
Ginkgo trees are planted throughout the Japanese and Chinese gardens at The Huntington and they change to a brilliant yellow in the fall.
The Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) has been present on Earth for nearly 60 million years and is considered a "living fossil". It is the only survivor of a lineage that dates back to the time of the dinosaurs. Its native habitat is only in two small areas in eastern China, and it has been widely cultivated for centuries. Their uncommon leaf shape is similar to the maidenhair fern and is the source of one of its common names, Maidenhair Tree.