2018 is all about Rose Gold Engagement Rings
What is Rose Gold?
Rose gold is a combination of two different metals, typically 75% gold and 25% copper, which gives it a unique, blush appearance. The specific color of the metal depends on how much copper has been added to the mixture and the more copper you add, the rosier it appears.
What is the History of Rose Gold?
Rose gold was originally called “Russian Gold” because it first appeared in Russia in the 1800s and quickly became extremely popular throughout the country.
During the Victorian Era, this popularity exploded onto the fashion scene and quickly spread to the rest of the world, staying that way for a couple of years.
The first, and often most appealing, benefit of rose gold engagement rings is their durability. Gold on its own is typically a pretty soft metal, which means it’s susceptible to wear and tear as you go throughout the day which can, eventually, lead to serious damage.
Rose gold, however, is an alloy that is infused with copper. This means that it is much more durable than gold alone and better able to withstand the battering of everyday life.
Rose Gold Matches Nearly All Skin Tones
One of the most appealing features of rose gold is the fact that it naturally complements almost every skin tone. From dark to very light, it doesn’t matter what skin color you may have, the color of rose gold looks fantastic on just about every finger.
Affordability and Style Longevity
Copper is a relatively inexpensive metal to produce, which means that it can sell for less than pure gold or platinum. Additionally, since rose gold is a darker metal, it’s actually recommended that you pick a diamond that is a little lower on the color scale.
Traditional white gold and platinum settings contrast with their diamonds, which means that you’ll typically want to purchase something in the colorless D, E or F range in order to avoid having a yellow tint in your stone. However, rose gold will naturally add a yellow tint to your diamond regardless of the clarity.