This Ginkgo Necklace combines the elegance of nature with a nod to the decadence of the art deco movement. Made in the USA from hand-patinaed bronze, the necklace was inspired by the natural beauty of the Ginkgo plant. Perfect gift for the nature-lover with refined taste! Pair with the Ginkgo Drop Wire Earrings (sold separately) to complete the look.
The ginkgo family dates back to when dinosaurs roamed the earth. It still grows in the wild in China though it is cultivated throughout the world. It is considered a “living fossil”. Ginkgo biloba has been considered effective in the treatment of asthma and other allergic reactions.
An extremely tenacious plant, six ginkgo trees growing between 1–2 km from the 1945 atom bomb explosion in Hiroshima were among the few living things in the area to survive the blast. Although almost all other plants (and animals) in the area were destroyed, the ginkgos, though charred, survived and were soon healthy again. The trees are alive to this day.