In the last few years there’s been a major shift from yellow gold to white gold. We’re slowly starting to see a lot more people (celebrities in particular) shifting back to the classic yellow gold. In age of contemporary metals like Tungsten and Titanium, jeweler makers have started experimenting with different colored gold as well. In order to achieve this, regular gold (yellow) is mixed with different alloys (nickel for white, copper for rose) to give it a different hue.
What exactly is rose gold?
Rose gold gets its “rosy” color from copper being combined with gold. It’s also been referred to as “red gold” and “pink gold” – jewelry will show a stronger red color with a higher copper content.
The great thing about rose gold is that it still looks beautiful in combination with other metals. We’re starting to see a lot of white gold vintage engagement rings with rose gold trim.
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14K White and Rose Gold Diamond Anniversary Band
14K White and Rose Gold Diamond Band with 1/2 carat Round Diamonds.
Another advantage to rose gold is that it doesn’t have to be plated like white gold. Most white gold has a rhodium plating to make it bright white. Once the rhodium wears off, you can have your ring re-plated. Since rose gold gets its pinkish hue from mixing yellow gold with copper, it does not have to plated and will brighten up by simply polishing the ring.
Ancora Designer White and Rose Gold Engagement Ring