The first time I ever saw a 24k gold dipped long stem rose, I said to myself…
What the heck?
It looked like a blob of gold. I won’t lie.
At first glance, the rose looked so shiny that I couldn’t even tell what it was.
Only after closer inspection could I see that it resembled a rose.
Is it a real rose?
Our jewelers actually took one of these gold roses and put it to the test.
They had to prove the validity of the claim, right?
So is it a real rose?
I thought that the jeweler would carefully cut a small unnoticeable section of the rose so we could peek inside…
He took the rose and bashed it up against the jeweler’s desk as hard as he could.
I about crapped my pants. Pieces of the stem broke off, a leaf went flying and sections of the destroyed petal hung loose.
So much for that rose.
So what was inside?
A real natural rose with a 12″ stem.
Believe it or not, there really was a genuine rose inside the shell. I was impressed.
I could actually see the veins in the rose and the details of the leaves. If you look close enough you can see them in the gold or enamel, too.
Every rose is different.
No two roses will look the same. AND… Since a lot of companies now make these gold dipped roses, they will all look different as well. Some will be more globbier than others.
I have seen some really bad gold roses (like the initial one I saw), and I’ve seen some beautiful gold dipped roses like the one shown below. You may want to check different sources out and see who carries the best looking ones.
Gold roses sell like hot cakes
The first couple of years or so, gold roses (and also the Silver and platinum plated roses) took the industry by storm. We couldn’t keep these roses in stock. We actually had to order months in advance (Valentine’s stock had to be ordered in October). We had no choice. We couldn’t run out of roses for Sweetest day or the big one: Mother’s day.
Some people love these roses, others sneer. One customer actually said, and I quote:
“They look like something you would see at a funeral in an Elvis chapel.”
lol To each their own.
Love them or hate them, that’s the way it goes.
Gold rose prices
On average gold dipped roses sell from anywhere between $69 and $99. It all depends on the company and the process. Like I said, some roses will look better than others. If you buy cheap ones, they will look cheap and tacky.
P.S. You can buy some great gold dipped roses :)
The awesome thing about these roses, is the fact they do come in a nice little presentation box (some with a cut-out window), which looks cool and helps protect the rose at the same time.
Gold rose vases
One thing I will mention, is that you should pick up a vase for the rose.
These roses are pretty top heavy and may tip over if you put them in a regular flower vase that’s not properly weighted. Gold rose vases are flat on the bottom and thick so that they keep the rose standing upright.
Prices on vases will vary. Usually they run around $9.00 to $15.00. Every manufacturer will have different looking vases and some even have a gold rose right on the vase.
Gold / Platinum Rose Buds
These are pretty cool. They are dainty and smaller than the full sized roses and tend to not look so gaudy.
Prices on these usually start around $69 and up.
I like the rose buds, but…
There is something better.
Lacquer dipped gold trim 24k roses
Lacquer or enameled roses are genuine roses that have been enameled with different colors and then trimmed with pure gold around the edges of the petals and leaves.
Take a look at the picture below!
I love lacquer dipped roses. I like the colors, I like that you can see the rose and details better, I think they stand out more and look 1,000% better than their gold predecessors.
The colors are awesome.
Very cool, very different, very bright.
Here’s a list of some of the colors available in jewelry stores today…
Lacquered rose colors:
Plus, they have all the different birthstone colors of roses as well. That’s a great gift for anybody with a birthday coming up.
Some of the colored roses are two-tone colors with stunning gradients. Those are unbelievable to look at.
For example: The bottom of the rose will be red and as it comes up to the petals the color turns into a beautiful yellow shade. I think they are fascinating, and I would love to see how these are made.
Rose color meanings
What do the most popular colors of roses mean?
Let’s take a look…
Rose color meanings
|Red||Love, Commitment, Romance, Affection, Beauty, Perfection, Deep Emotion, Fidelity, “Just Because”, “I Love You”|
|Pink||Grace, Elegance, Admiration, Love, Gratitude, Sweetness, Appreciation, Poetic Romance, Joy, Thanks, “I Like You”|
|Yellow||Friendship, Warmth, Happiness, Joy, True Friends, Wisdom, Power|
|Orange||Desire, Enthusiasm, “I’m Proud of You”, Passion, Excitement, Romance, Halloween|
|White||Purity, Honor, Spiritual Love, Remembrance, Memorials, Young Love, “Bridal Rose”, New Beginnings, Reverence|
|Lavender||Enchantment, Magical, Mystery, Royalty, “Love at First Sight”|
So there you Go!
Gold Dipped and Lacquered Roses. Perfect for Mother’s Day or any Day.
Doesn’t the love of your life deserve a rose that will last forever?
Buy your roses today.
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