Orchid Flower - 18K Gold


A single orchid flower. Digitally modelled from hand drawings of an orchid plant. 3D printed in wax, cast in plaster and using the ancient lost wax process the wax is melted out leaving a cavity to pour in liquid gold. Once the gold has hardened the plaster is removed to reveal your finished earrings. 

Forming one of the largest genomes of flowering plant species with over 40000 varieties, including Vanilla, William has been fascinated by the beauty and variation of morphology that orchids exhibit since finding wild orchids growing in the foothills of the Pryenean mountains whilst on family holidays as a child. An avid orchid collector William has a growing collection that he keeps on his window sills in his South London studio.