Roses are my all-time favorite flowers, especially the long-stem variety.
When we were dating, my now-husband would surprise me with a dozen roses sent to my school, workplace, or at home. It’s a sweet gesture that brightens up any room with its rich color and amazing fragrance. But as much as I adore them — and he still surprises me from time to time — there’s one thing about roses that drives me mad. The wilting!
Once a bouquet of roses begins to wilt, there’s not much you can do to stop it. It’s impossible to have a rose that lasts an eternity.
You can imagine my amazement when I stumbled upon The Forever Rose, a company that offers real roses dipped in 24k gold and promise to last an eternity.
It sounds too good to be true, so I did some digging and found out some beautiful and remarkable facts and figures. Keep reading to find out about their real roses that last forever, what makes these so darn incredible, and how you can get your hands on your very own.
The Forever Rose: Gold-Dipped Roses That Never Wilt
First things first: a gold-dipped rose isn’t a rose with fragrance that requires water, has thorns, and will wilt and inevitably die. You won’t get the fragrance, but you will get the benefits of no water requirement, no sharp thorns (yikes), and no need to toss them in the garbage can once they shrivel up and fade.
Instead, it’s a real rose — yes, I checked! — that is dipped in rich 24K gold so it seals and preserves that natural beauty forever.
Here are some Q’s and A’s I asked myself, as I was curious. And I found the answers so I want to share them with you right here.
Is it a real rose?
My first instinct when stumbling upon The Forever Rose: is it a real rose? The answer is: yes!
This isn’t a composite of a flower, it’s an actual rose dipped in rich 24k gold so it seals in its beauty as it were day one. It’s the only kind I’ve found that is made from authentic roses. Others like it are mere artistic creations to look like a rose. This is the real thing.
How long does the rose last?
My next question, then, is, how long can it last? I love the concept of them lasting, but what happens after a few months? Years?
I learned that since each rose is preserved fully from bloom and dipped in gold, the rose lasts forever. Its beauty and form lasts an eternity!
Are these made in a factory?
And lastly, I was curious: are these mass-made in some factory somewhere? No! They’re handcrafted by skilled artisans. Each rose goes through an impeccable process to become a glorious work of art. And that’s something I wholeheartedly love!
Are these a new gift idea?
While this type of rose may be a fresh concept to you, the gold-dipped rose isn’t a new product. The Forever Rose launched over 20 years ago and remains a popular gift idea for all types of occasions, from anniversaries to birthdays, weddings to everyday surprises. It is completely handmade from a real rose.
Handmade in Small Batches
The 24K Gold Forever Rose — the most popular option from the collection — is handmade in small batches using a real rose at peak bloom.
Then, the rose is preserved in a durable shell so its beauty and detail is captured wholly, then dipped and plated in real 24 karat gold.
As such, no two are exactly the same.
Talk about a one-of-a-kind gift!
Individual Petal Plating: High Detail 24K Gold Rose
If you prefer an even higher level of detail, opt for the High Detail 24K Gold Dipped Rose. As you can see in the images below, each petal is plated individually.
Gold Trimmed Roses
If you prefer a rich red color, opt for the gold trimmed roses instead. I love this style the most: I imagine it looks lovely in a vase on a dresser.
Are you a fan of the classic fairytale story? You can have your very own Enchanted Rose that reminds me of the one Belle had in Beauty and the Beast complete in its own cloche — minus the dancing dresser, talking teacup, cute candlesticks, and adorable ottoman. ;) The Enchanted Rose will tell your very own love story, though, and it’s one keepsake you’re sure to treasure.
This is a real rose preserved with copper and lacquer to last an eternity.
(Editor’s Note: While I selected red above, there are many colors available in a cloche here.)
Open Bloom Collection
A new collection is in bloom: colorful, rich hues in any shade you can imagine! This unique style takes the rose at peak bloom and preserves it in rich, sparkly and vibrant colors.
Now that you know everything there is to know about roses that last forever, you can get one of your own here!
If you do, send me a photo! I’d love to see which variety you “pick”. :) Sorry, couldn’t help myself.
The puns are strong with this one.
WHERE TO SHOP
You can purchase with ease: they have a 90-day return policy (and a certificate of authenticity!) So, if you don’t totally love it for a refund or exchange (as long as it is not personalized with engraving).