It is the oldest living tree on earth, the ginkgo, or the Ginkgo biloba has been on the planet for over 200 million years now and over the millennia it has made its way from China across Asia to the urban streets of just about everywhere in the world. Elegant with its fan-shaped leaves, a seed plant it is the only species in its group and the ginkgo rubbed shoulders or leaves with the dinosaurs. French artist, jewelry designer, and celebrated glass maker René Lalique was particularly fond of drawing them. So it comes as no surprise that this year the house of Lalique has brought out a new fashion jewelry collection called The Ginkgo.
Lalique’s creative workshop drew its inspiration from the ginkgo’s characteristic fan-shaped leaves which change color according to the seasons bright green in the springtime and golden yellow in the autumn. A symbol of love, hope and longevity, the Ginkgo jewels of Lalique are fashioned with delicate crystal green beads placed upon undulating, finely chiseled leaves of 18-carat gold plated brass.
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