The color "orchid" comes from the flowers of some species of the vast orchid family (Orchidaceae), such as Laelia furfuracea and Ascocentrum pusillum, which have petals of this color. It's also the favorite Crayola color by 9% of users. I just think it's very very pretty.
A combination of the palest lavender-tinged translucent Cape Amethyst with large, deep orchid egg pearls proves a rapturous blend. Expandable clasp with faceted amethyst dangle. Pendant drop 2 1/2". Limited edition. See complementary earrings, Wild Orchid II (50325B).