Heart jewelry can be so ... ordinary. These heart earrings are extraordinary, because they are signed, sealed and delivered from Mother Nature. She is constantly throwing kisses. This particular smooch comes fresh off the branch of Davidia involucrata, commonly known as a dove or handkerchief tree, which grows on Bird Haven Farm. The Heart Leaf is the inspiration for the whimsical pair of heart-shaped earrings.
Now, that’s one big “Be Mine.” Love totally grows on trees ...
For a big thumpity-thump, we strongly suggest a shirt with a pattern of hearts or something red—even if it’s simply a bold red lipstick. It’ll make the gold and hearty-ness pop to life.
In the late spring, the tree from which the heartleaf hangs also sports roughly 10-inch white bracts that resemble doves, handkerchiefs or ghosts. That’s why it’s often called the dove, handkerchief or ghost tree.
Armand David, a French missionary in China and a zoologist and botanist, exposed the West to unusual specimens, one of which was the Dove Tree. His other finds outshone that. They were the giant panda and
Pére David's Deer.