This pendant features a real ginkgo leaf, plated in copper.
Ginkgos are super cool, because they are like a living fossil! It is a member of a very old genus, with some fossils dating back 270 million years. Native to China, the tree is widely cultivated, and was cultivated early in human history. It has various uses in traditional medicine and as a source of food
Using a process called Electroforming, we are able to "grow" the copper over an organic item. This preserves the intricate details and keeps the original item forever entombed in copper. Copper is deposited onto the piece over 18-36 hours using an acid bath and electricity. It's science that feels like magic!
This piece has been "flame painted" meaning hit with a hot flame to create the unexpected rainbow flashes.
- Handmade Item
- Materials : Copper, Ginkgo Leaf
- Height : 35mm
- Width : 45mm
- Thickness : 3mm
Each pendant comes with a brown suede cord about 18" long.
The copper on this piece has not been sealed; see our FAQ for more info and care tips.