This is a Sterling Silver Rose. It is, in my opinion, the sweetest smelling rose on earth. It is also delicate and only blooms for a very short time...as it is with very beautiful things. My good friend who passed on loved lavendar roses. She had them at her funeral, and every time I see one I think of her and I think of how fleeting life and beauty are. Sieze the day. Stop and smell the roses.