Rose gold engagement rings are a favourite amongst brides due to their romantic hue, and soft, feminine appearance. Having a rose gold engagement ring is a great way to add a unique twist to a traditional symbol of your everlasting love. So, if you are a soon-to-be bride looking to add your own personal touch to your engagement ring, a rose gold one may be the perfect choice for you.
What is a Rose Gold Engagement Ring?
Rose gold is an alloy commonly made up of yellow gold, silver, and copper. Usually, a rose gold ring has a base of 14k yellow gold, with added metal blends for both strength and colour. The unique colouring of rose gold is due to the mix of copper and gold together: the light or dark pink tone is due to the ratio of these two metals together in the setting.
Does Rose Gold have a History?
Rose gold does have a long history: its association with history is why it’s often considered a vintage-inspired setting for an engagement ring. Rose gold is known as pink gold, red gold, and Russian gold because of its rise in popularity in the early 1800s in Russia. It grew to worldwide fame in 1920 when French writer and filmmaker Jean Cocteau commissioned Cartier to make the Trinity Ring.
Why Should I Choose a Rose Gold Engagement Ring?
Rose gold is a beautiful metal, and it’ll suit many brides-to-be.
If you are looking for a ring that is particularly durable, this metal is the best choice for you. Because of the combination of metals, rose gold has great durability. This means it is less likely to suffer damage like scratches or dents. It’s also relatively low maintenance, especially when compared to other precious metals. It won’t tarnish or fade over time, meaning fewer expenses on maintenance in the long term. Your rose gold engagement ring can last as long as your love does - forever!
Rose represents love. The ring colour will vary in reddish and pinkish hues, but both of these colours symbolise love - which will be a perfect symbol for your engagement and marriage. As it fades over time, the coppery tones will shine through, adding a beautifully vintage effect that is not common in other engagement rings. Finally, rose gold is incredibly complimentary to most skin tones. The pink hue will bring out warm natural undertones on the skin and be a perfect compliment to most brides.
What Colour Gem is Best for a Rose Gold Setting?
Rose gold is the perfect backdrop to most gemstones, which is why it’s a popular choice for jewellery and engagement rings.
Many choose to compliment the pink, rosy hue of the rose gold setting with Australian Sapphires. Australian Sapphires can come in many hues, from the deep blue that sapphires are renowned for, to a more turquoise, green, and pink - in fact, they come in every shade of the rainbow. It’s the perfect centrepiece for your rose gold engagement ring.
Rose gold is a timeless classic and will be the perfect choice for your engagement ring. A rose gold engagement ring will provide a unique and everlasting look for your love story. It also provides an attractive one-of-a-kind option for your engagement ring band. We have plenty ready-to-wear engagement rings designed to last a lifetime, or we can work with you to design your dream ring.