Ginkgo Leaf Prints
Cast in sterling silver from the ginkgo tree on Nixon field between Grant hall and Summerhill on the Queen's University campus, the detailed striations of the ginkgo leaf spread out from the stem like a delicate fish tail in this necklace pendant.
The source gingko tree sits on the site where the Botanical Society of Canada was founded in 1861. This gingko is a symbol of strength, perseverance, and individuality and is a part of the rich history of Queen's campus. Its distinctive wide fan shaped leaves symbolize longevity and profound endurance. Indeed, the gingko has existed on Earth since before the time of the dinosaurs.