Sale Price (non-members): $49.99 - $124.99
Sale Price (members): $44.99 - $112.49
Original Price: $115.00 - $155.00
Lifelike leaves of the gingko, an ancient tree native to China, grace this unusual Gingko Jewelry collection. Designed by American artist Michael Michaud and made entirely by hand in his Connecticut studio, Michael’s muse is nature’s flora. Using the ancient lost wax casting method, he creates an exact model of the gingko leaf he has gathered during his global travels. The 2"l. Gingko Necklace pendant, the leaves on the Gingko Wrap Bracelet; and the leaf dangles of the Gingko Pierced Earrings are cast in hand patinaed bronze. The Gingko Necklace is strung with 12mm beads of horn beads and is secured with a brass lobster claw clasp.
Gingko Necklace No Longer Available
Gingko Bracelet Orig. $115.00 NOW $49.99 (Members $44.99)
Gingko Pierced Earrings No Longer Available
This item is inspired by a work in the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art. Opened to the public in 1923, the Freer Gallery of Art was a gift to the nation from Charles Lang Freer. The Gallery contains an extensive collection of Asian art, prints, sculpture and silk panels.
Every Smithsonian purchase will arrive with a museum provenance card explaining how it is adapted from or inspired by an object or objects in our collection.