Real rose (12") preserved in lacquer and trimmed in 24K gold. This Dark Blue Rose represents the month of September. Each flower is picked fresh at the peak of its beauty, formed and crafted by our skilled artisans (to remove thorns, extra leaves & petals), and electroplated by our trained technicians. It takes 3-6 months and more than 50 steps to create a quality Living Gold rose. Each rose is unique just like in nature, and you can still see the veins in the petals and leaves. It's a one-of-a-kind artpiece that lasts forever. The gift box contains information about how the rose is made as well as a card of authenticity. Living Gold roses are collectible and perfect for Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Graduation, Christmas, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, and other special occasions that warrant a precious, memorable gift.