The ornaments are 24k gold plated and fully handcrafted in a rare eight step production process. Each one is an individual work of art - there are no two ornaments that are exactly alike. The copper base makes them very durable and shatterproof, truly made to last a lifetime. Each ornament also comes in a keepsake gift box included in the price with literature as to what makes the ornament so special, how to care for and store your ornament to ensure longevity. The perfect gift for yourself or someone you love!