- Material: 100% Sterling silver
- Earring type: Post, Push-Back
- Finish: Polished, with a pure silver plating (for added brightness)
- Width: 3/8 inch (10 mm)
- Item number: wh545
Orchids have long been associated with fertility. In ancient Greece, it was thought that eating the tubers of an orchid could influence the sex of an unborn child.
If the father ate large tubers, it was thought that the mother would give birth to a boy. If the mother ate small tubers, she was likely to give birth to a girl. Because of this, orchids were often given as gifts to expecting couples.
These dainty earrings look just like tiny orchids, with their signature petals and central column. The petals have an open, rounded profile, like an orchid in full bloom.