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Bee Orchid Ophrys [Ontogenie Science Jewelry]

Ophrys Bee Orchid Pendant

Regular price$148.00
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This botanical pendant is based on the unusual shape of the Ophrys bee orchid. This wild orchid species has evolved its shape and coloring to mimic a bee pollinating a flower. Although in northern Europe and England the orchid self pollinates and has lost the need to look like a bee, in southern Europe this orchid uses scent and its obvious visual cues to attract bee pollinators. The bees 'mate' with the orchid, collecting and depositing pollen along the way. The Ophrys photo was taken in the Leutra valley near Jena, Germany, a nature preserve rich in orchid diversity.

The pendant is approximately 2 cm (0.79 in) long below the loop and 2.5 cm (1 in) 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.

See also: Cymbidium Orchid Pendant and Lady's Slipper Orchid Pendant

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**Orders to the United Kingdom of more than 135 GBP/158 Euro will incur import duties that must be paid by the customer at the time of receipt of the package in the UK. If you do not pay the import duties, the jewelry will be destroyed or returned, and your order will not be refunded.**

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Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews
Shama S.
Unique beautiful designs

Superb craftsmanship & quality. I love this necklace & have my eye on another one of your nature inspired unique designs.

Emma H.
Gorgeous Product

Brought this, for the pendant, as a gift for my wedding - my husband and I plotted the growth of our local bee orchids - and it is beautiful, just like the flowers themselves. The only pendant like this I could find online. Postage was prompt and the display box and packaging was lovely. Thank you very much, it will be treasured. x

Thank you for your kind review, Emma. It is especially satisfying when something I’ve designed is so meaningful to someone’s life. All the best to you and your husband!

Richard B.
Bee Orchid Ophrys pendant in silver

What a work of art this is. I bought this as a Christmas present for my wife who absolutely loves it. This is a must have piece of jewellery for any nature enthusiasts!

That's so wonderful to hear, Richard! Thank you for your kind words.