White Orchid Earrings

White Orchid Earrings
White Orchid Earrings
Item# White_Orchid_Earrings
Regular price: $68.00
Sale price: $54.40
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Product Description

White Orchid Earrings

Earrings made from a pair of small dendrobium orchid mutations – Available with gold or silver hypoallergenic butterfly backing. Faux pearl embellishments.

Size varies but usually approximately 3.5 cm across (1.5 in).

For many years, the Hawaii orchid industry could only provide a limited amount of white orchids every season. Then, in 1990 UH Manoa released UH800, a hybrid like the existing popular white orchids. UH800 bloomed at a different and longer times of the year thus extending availability. This has been a great benefit ever since.

However, this hybrid occasionally produces flowers that are dramatically out of shape. This is known as the “Peloria” mutation. In one variety of these mutations the petals distort to heart shaped tips. The word itself comes from Greek pelōros – meaning monster – but the peloria flower is far from frightening¹. These amazing mutations make for some of the finest real flower jewelry pieces we produce.

All sales final. This item is sent USPS with Free shipping included within the USA. Please allow 7 days for delivery. (Other countries please inquire about additional shipping charges.)