This is a real rose (12") plated in 24K rose gold. Each flower is picked fresh at the peak of its beauty, formed and crafted by hand (to remove thorns, extra leaves, petals, etc.), and electroplated with a secret technique. You can still see the veins in the petals and leaves. It takes 3-6 months and more than 50 steps to complete one piece, making each one unique and meaningful. The rose comes in a beautiful red box and is the perfect way to show your everlasting love for your significant other. Its a great gift for Valentines Day, Mothers Day, birthdays, anniversaries, and other special occasions.