Flower made of gold

I was asked to shoot this flower for a Client / Collector. He just said to be careful with it.
After the shoot, he said it was hand-beaten out of gold sheets and hand formed into this flower. He said don't ask what it costs.
It did not look like gold to me, but then again, I do not collect gold so I am sure the are many colours of gold.

Just a very beautiful hand made flower.