Ginkgo: Symbol of Longevity

Ginkgo and Turquoise Sterling Silver EarringsThe ginkgo has been a symbol of longevity and profound endurance. Four ginkgos survived the blast at Hiroshima and are still growing today.

Ginkgoes are “living fossils” that thrived 270 million years ago, before the age of dinosaurs. They found a safe haven in Eastern Asia, where they were cultivated as sacred trees representing eternal life. Ginkgoes can live to be 1000-2500 years old and grow 160 feet tall. In fall, their green leaves transition to saffron yellow, which release in a sequence that creates a mystical golden-rainfall.

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