The giving of flowers has long been a symbolic gesture in various societies. In the Victorian era, flowers were seen as a gift, with each type of flower having individual meaning. Today, flowers are often used for gifts and celebrations based on their colors, scents or reputations. The red rose, for example, has upheld its meaning of romance over time and is often exchanged as a romantic gift on Valentine's Day as well as Mother's Day or as a special wedding anniversary gift or birthday gift. Gold dipped roses are a luxurious addition to the art of flower giving. The cost of gold dipped roses varies, within the range of $49.99 to $399.99 each.
If someone special in your life has a golden rose on their wishlist, read on to figure out just how much it will cost.
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Sizes of Real Roses Dipped in Gold
A Gold tipped rose is typically a smaller real rose. It is generally less than 12 inches in height. The flowers are between 2 to 3 inches in width. Upon being dipped into the lacquer and then the gold, the size of the rose does not change significantly.
Both the lacquer and gold are thin coatings, which do not affect the rose's overall size. Gold dipped roses retain the fine contours of the original real rose.
Identification of Gold Dipped Flowers
Gold dipped roses are an expensive form of floral preservation. Fresh flowers are carefully inspected, and then a clear lacquer coats the natural rose to not only enhance its beauty with the benefits of gloss but also to preserve the flower. The lacquer acts as a coat that hardens and protects the rose, so that it does not disintegrate when it comes into contact with hot liquid gold. The flower is then dipped into gold.
Some roses are fully dipped in gold, while others are only partially dipped or painted in gold, revealing its original color beneath a shiny clear lacquer.
Gold Dipped Rose Function
A real gold dipped rose can be a luxurious and meaningful keepsake and unique gift for a nearly any loved one. Red roses are symbolic of love and romance. However, other colors, such as yellow signify friendship. Gold is a highly desirable and luxurious precious metal that is often associated with wealth.
Partially gold dipped red roses are especially appropriate for Valentine's Day. Other holidays and birthdays are also appropriate times to give these I love you expressions roses. Sometimes, gold dipped roses are given in bud form or as a single long stem rose. Other extravagant options include half a dozen to a dozen gold dipped roses.
Shelf Life Time Frame
Gold dipped roses can last forever, so you will definitely not be throwing these flowers away. The process of creating a gold dipped rose begins when it is freshly cut. The fresh roses are chosen with a discriminating eye--they are hand selected for their qualities and overall shapes, which includes full petals and a straight stem. The process of being picked, applying clear lacquer and then finally dipping in gold is very time-consuming and takes approximately 30 days to complete creating your forever rose.
Expert Insight on Pricing 24k Gold Roses
A dozen gold dipped roses can cost a couple hundred dollars. Jewelers as well as online retailers sell single gold dipped roses in the range of $79.99 to $399.99. A large crystal vase containing a dozen gold dipped roses costs $1,299.99 or more. For a more affordable option, a pewter bud vase and rose costs around $114.99. The so-called gold trimmed roses, which have only their petal tips and stems dipped in gold, are extremely attractive but even more affordable, running from around $49.99 to $89.99. Gold dipped roses are typically sold with a gift box included.
One-of-a-kind real roses dipped in other precious metals are also available as silver roses or platinum roses.
A good way to reduce the cost at checkout is to shop around for roses dipped in less costly gold. A 9 karat gold dipped rose is much more affordable than a 24k gold rose, making it a good gift idea for nearly everyone.