The Japanese Gingko Leaf series from the Shinji Classic Collection radiates timeless elegance. The Gingko Leaf series has been created with the gold and silver layering technique synonymous to the Shinji Classic collection. With a base of high purity silver, plated with 23K Gold, the gold has been partially scraped away from the leaf design to reveal the silver underneath. This delicate and intricate finish gives this sought-after design its unique beauty. The “stem” of these tiny earrings gently curve around the ear lobe. Length: approximately 12mm Type: Pierce (post-type) Material: Silver/Gold Mix (Britannia Silver 958 base with 23K Gold Vermeil) Each of our handmade pieces are made one-by-one, and we generally only carry one of each design at any time. In the event that an item is out of stock, we will contact you directly. The Shinji Classic collection takes 2-4 weeks to make if out of stock. It is worth bearing this in mind if purchasing jewelry as a gift. If you would like to know if an item is immediately available before you purchase, please contact us directly first with the item name and product number. This piece is crafted with a base of Britannia Silver 958, a high purity silver which retains its bright color (unlike sterling silver which tarnishes easily). It is plated with a thick coating of 23K Gold (Vermeil). The gold has been taken away in parts to reveal the Silver base. We provide a zip lock bag in which we recommend to store your piece/s to shut out the air. This will help to keep them bright for a long time. 23K Gold Vermeil: Our Gold pieces are crafted with a thick coating (approximately 3 microns) of 23k Gold over a base of high purity Britannia Silver 958. 23k Gold Vermeil is a higher quality and more durable plating than industry-standard gold plating. 23k Gold Vermeil does need a little care and attention to keep it looking great. Always remove your 23k Gold Vermeil jewelry when applying fragrance, and avoid wearing pieces when bathing. At the end of each day, please wipe your jewelry with a soft cloth and store your pieces in the provided ziplock bag.