You may have seen mention of it in newspaper advertisements. You may even have heard of it from your local jeweler. So, what exactly is Rose Gold?
It sounds very romantic, however, there is no such thing as pure rose colored gold, red gold or pink gold.
Rose gold, is a mixture of pure yellow gold with a high percentage of copper. It has a very delicate and mysterious color that may strengthen somewhat with age due to a slight, but attractive, tarnishing of the copper.
Rose gold is created by increasing the copper colored alloys mixed with the gold and decreasing the silver-colored alloys. 14K rose gold contains as much pure gold as 14K yellow gold but, because of the increased copper, is slightly pinker in color.it is also rarer, whether that’s because it’s made to order or there’s just less of it being made.
This time around, rose gold seems to have remarkable power as some women avoid more traditional metals such as platinum and select rose gold engagement rings. Publicist Kate Goldberg chosen for a rose cut diamond set in rose gold because she wanted something nontraditional and with vintage appeal. “My fiance and I were looking for a ring that was unique but at the same time still felt like an engagement ring,” she says. “The rose gold makes it look like it could be an heirloom, something that I can pass down one day.”
It is said that fashion world loves nothing more than exclusivity, making rose gold that much more desirable. But the price is still comparable to white or yellow gold because copper is inexpensive and jewelry made of rose gold is priced on the weight of the gold.