Rose Gold Engagement Rings – Why is Rose Gold Back?
Over the last few months, we’ve experienced quite a rise in demand for our regular styles of engagement ring, most of which are unknowingly available in 18ct rose gold. The demand has been brewing for some time. Despite best efforts across the jewellery industry to see yellow gold rise again in popularity, white gold remains popular. The most popular choice in fact. This is unlikely to change. White metals are favoured for their neutrality with a modern day wardrobe. The versatile nature of white metals can accommodate all colours of gemstone. But alone, or with white gold, rose gold is returning as a choice for many of our engagement rings.
What does 18ct rose gold look like?
18ct rose gold has a beautiful coppery look to the metal. A warm pink hue that is unique amongst the many metal alloys. It is the warmest looking of the metal alloys.
What’s in 18ct rose gold? The composition of rose gold as a precious metal.
The composition of rose gold can vary from one alloy to another, but our own rose gold alloy is composed of the following elements.
Gold – 75%
Copper – 21%
Silver – 4%
10 Reasons to choose rose gold
There are quite a few reasons why rose gold. the following are just a few reasons why you might consider this beautiful metal option.
1. It’s more unusual – Despite a continued demand for white metals [see our page on precious metals] rose gold represents a more unique choice. Less people have it. Fewer retailers offer it. We provide it largely upon request.
2. Natural warmth – The natural pink colour of the Copper makes this choice the warmest of all of the precious metal alloys.
3. Works well with white and brown diamonds – Choosing rose gold to compliment both white or brown diamonds works very well. The cost can be vastly reduced by choosing a darker brown diamond to set within a rose gold ring mount.
4. It sits wonderfully with other metal choices – Add rose gold to a white gold wedding ring, and possibly a matching yellow gold eternity rings and the colours just work so well together. Tri-colour combinations of metal have been used for many types of jewellery from wedding rings to diamond earrings.
5. It can be used with a platinum setting – This metal choice can be combined with a platinum setting with ease, or with a white gold setting.
6. It has a good intrinsic value – Even when you consider the raw metal value [see our previous post on ring values] it holds a specific intrinsic value consistent with all 18ct gold.
7. It works well as a modern choice – Look at the Sway design above and you will see how well this metal choice works for a modern ring design.
8. Vintage styles work perfectly – Rose gold has a perfect application to compliment Vintage styles of engagement ring combining well with antique styling and vintage details.
9. It can be cast alongside other alloys – There is little reason why one design cannot be cast in rose gold. This is a readily available metal choice. Most of our designs can indeed be cast in rose gold.
10. It has feminine beauty – We all know that pink is regarded as a feminine colour. The warmth of the pink coppery tones in rose gold make this a very feminine choice.
If you think we’ve missed an obvious reason why rose gold is, or is not a great choice, then perhaps let us know below. We’d love to know if you already have rose gold and how you feel about it?
Interested in a ring design?
If you have seen a design on our website, the chances are the cost will be equivalent to white gold. Get in touch with the ring name and your diamond requirements and we will get back to you with all of the details you require. It might not appear in the options, but there is a good chance this can be made in this exciting metal choice.