This Michael Michaud Ginkgo leaf necklace captures the beauty of the ancient tree. The centerpiece shows five ginkgo leaves with a white freshwater pearl dangling underneath each leaf. The ginkgo leaves are cast in 14K gold vermeil (.925 sterling silver plated with a thick layer of 14 Karat gold). This necklace chain is made up of a pretty strand of white freshwater pearls.
This necklace uses a lobster clasp and can be adjusted anywhere between approximately 17” to 19” in length. The centerpiece measures approximately 3.25″ wide by approximately 2″ tall. Please note that the dime is not included but is shown to help you gauge the size of the jewelry.
This ginkgo necklace would make a great gift for anyone who loves ginkgo leaf jewelry, gold vermeil jewelry, pearl jewelry, or handcrafted artisan jewelry. This necklace has also been popular for wedding jewelry.
This necklace was handmade in the USA by talented jewelry artist Michael Michaud as part of his Silver Seasons collection. This necklace comes with our original store tags and gift box, great for giving or storage for years to come. This necklace also comes with an information card that states the following:
Considered one of the most distinct and beautiful of all deciduous trees, Ginkgo leaf fossils date back 270 million years. “Its history is awe inspiring, but I was first drawn to their unique and attractive fan shaped leaves. As I’m sure you will be.”
Inspired by Nature
About the artist: Michael Michaud
“Nature’s creations are the ultimate art that fills our hearts with joy, warms our souls with promise and fuels our spirit with desire. My true inspiration to reflect this beauty in adornment is what my Art is all about.”- Michael Michaud
Artist Michael Michaud was born in Cleveland, Ohio and raised in Westport, Connecticut. He currently resides in Fairfield, CT with his wife and children. Michael studied at the Rochester Institute of Technology’s prestigious school for American craftsmen, graduating in 1980. In 1991, fortunate enough to be living in the Connecticut countryside and working near New York City’s flower district, Michael’s love of nature began to combine with his love of jewelry. Today’s collection is a combination of Michael’s exceptional knowledge of jewelry making and his love of nature. He has perfected the technique of creating models from natural elements and, after models are made, manipulating these “copies of nature” into beautiful jewelry. Using bronze, sterling silver or gold and natural stones and pearls, Michael’s designs have become well known for their remarkable craftsmanship and beauty.