The lady's slipper orchids are characterized by a modified petal which forms a pouch resembling a woman's slipper. The purpose of the slipper is to temporarily trap pollinators. When a pollinating insect slips into the pouch, it must climb out, collecting and leaving pollen as it goes. This pendant is based on the lady's slipper orchid Cypripedium calceolus, a species widely distributed in woodland environments in Europe, including the Leutra Valley of central Germany.
The pendant is approximately 2.4cm long below the loop and 1.5cm wide.
The pendant is 3D printed in solid sterling silver or 14K gold plated brass, finished with a 45 cm/18 inch long sterling silver or gold plated silver chain*, and is ready for gift giving with a gift box, polishing cloth, and care instructions.
*While a 45 cm/18 inch fits most, other chain lengths are available. At checkout, write a note indicating your preference.