Ravishing Rose Gold
Rose gold has been all the rage lately. From runways to iPhones to hair dyes this blushing gold color can be seen everywhere you turn your head! But what is rose gold? Why purchase rose gold jewelry? Where can you find it?
Rose gold or blushing gold is a gold and copper alloy that has a rosy-pink hue setting it apart from traditional white gold or yellow gold. Pure 24 karat yellow gold is generally too soft to be used in fashion or bridal jewelry, so alloys are mixed-in to create durable, beautiful metals. The most common ratio of pure gold to copper in rose gold is 75% to 25%, which yields 18 karat rose gold. However, a wide variety of ratios and colors are available, from red to pink and everything in between. Commonly, you will find 14 karat rose gold, which contains 58.5% pure gold with copper added, and 18 karat rose gold, which contains 75% pure gold. Silver and zinc are frequently used as additional alloys to create a great diversity of shades of rose gold.
Due to the copper alloy, Rose gold is generally more durable than either yellow or white gold, both of which require maintenance and can be scratched and scuffed more easily. However, before you purchase rose gold remember that copper can cause an allergic reaction in some people, so double check before buying!
This decade’s rose gold enthusiasm isn’t unprecedented or unexpected. Rose gold has been the talk of the town before! Rose gold was very popular as a precious metal in 19th century Russia. Many of the eggs crafted by master jeweler Carl Fabergé for the Russian Imperial family include intricate rose gold workings. In fact, the association between this pink precious metal and Russia was so strong that rose gold was known as Russian gold for many years, though that term is now outdated. It was also very popular in the western world during the turn of the 20th century, and it is possible to find pieces of jewelry produced during the fin-de-siecle period.
The Moscow Kremlin Egg by Carl Fabergé created for Tsar Nicholas II of Russia in 1906
These days, people love rose gold because it blends so well with almost every style and sensibility. Rose gold flatters nearly every skin tone and creates a youthful blush in the wearer. It has an antique and vintage appeal too due to its previous popularity. Rose gold also is more affordable than either white or yellow gold! What’s not to love about this pink precious metal?
Naomi 14k Rose Gold Round Bypass Engagement Ring by Gabriel & Co.
Zaira 14k White/Rose Gold Round Free Form Engagement Ring by Gabriel & Co.
Sleek Center Bezel, Accent Profile Diamond Solitaire Ring in Rose Gold by A. Jaffe
14k Rose Gold White Diamond Dangling Bar Necklace by MK Diamonds
Refined Rebel Collection Rose Gold Engagement Ring by Zeghani
Katalina Contemporary two tone diamond engagement ring with pave diamond accents within floral halo and diamond accented split shank in rose gold
14k Rose Gold White Diamond Bar Necklace by MK Diamonds
18k Rose and White Gold Pink Diamond Halo White Diamond Gallery Engagement Ring by Natalie K
18k Rose and White Gold Pink and White Diamond SplitShank Diamond Engagement Ring by Natalie K
Everyday Diamond Necklace Set in Rose Gold by Mémoire
14k Rose Gold Pendant by Zeghani
14k Rose and Black Gold Double Halo Rose-cut black Diamond Center Engagement Ring by MK Diamonds
18K Rose Gold White Diamond Bezel Set Square Halo Engagement Ring by MK Diamonds
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