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.