What is Rose Gold? February 13 2014

Rose gold has gained huge popularity these past years, and is commonly used for wedding rings, bracelets, and other jewelry. It is also known as pink gold and red gold. As it was popular in Russia at the beginning of the nineteenth century, it is also known as Russian gold, but this term is now obsolete.

Champagne Diamond Halo Pave 18k Rose Gold Ring 

It’s very simple, for example, alloys which are mixed 14 parts gold to 10 parts alloy create 14-karat gold, 18 parts gold to 6 parts alloy creates 18 karat, and so on. There are hundreds of possible alloys and mixtures, but in general the addition of silver will color gold white, and the addition of copper will color it red. A mix of around 50/50 copper and silver gives the range of yellow gold alloys the public is accustomed to seeing in the marketplace. A small amount (0.2%) of zinc can be added to harden the alloy.

 Pink Diamond Rose Gold Eternity Band

Since rose gold is an alloy of gold and copper, there is no such thing as "pure rose gold." Adding other alloys not only can change the color but it makes it stronger.

SET OF 3 BANDS - Bezel Set Round Diamond Eternity Band 

What many don’t recognize that Rose gold is one of the warmest and most universally flattering metal types for any skin tone, and, as a result, can be worn with any color or style of clothing. Think more of a feminine, pastel hue paired with a subtle metallic overlay that makes for a sophisticated, wearable, material that's right on trend.