Ginkgo Leaf + Ming Pearl
The Ming pearl name is applied to the better quality of generic bead nucleated pearls.
Around 4 years ago research in China perfected the process of bead nucleating freshwater pearls, creating large pearls, up to 15mm, with a beautiful metallic lustre, plus much rounder and smoother than previous attempts. This new class of pearl is routinely known as Ming Pearls. They represent great quality and value for money being used to create stunning pearl jewels.
This Ming pearl is full of lustre and is dropping from a slightly textured little ginkgo leaf
Originally the design on these stud earrings was engraved by master engraver George Lukes. George was regarded as one of the finest engravers of his generation and I had the honour of meeting and working with him on several of my designs in the 80's and 90's.
Leaf - 16 x 15mm
Ming Pearl - 11 mm