What is Rose Gold?
Rose gold refers to and encompasses the whole family of red, rose and pink gold shades. Pure gold is alloyed with copper to produce the rose color. The more copper used, the redder the gold appears. A common mix—or alloy—for rose gold is 75% gold and 25% copper by mass (18K). Like white gold, since rose gold is an alloy, “pure rose gold” doesn’t actually exist.
Given the rise in popularity of rose gold jewellery, it is hardly surprising that a growing number of women are opting for rose gold engagement rings. With its delicate, soft sheen, rose gold is incredibly flattering against all skin tones. Made from yellow gold with a hint of copper mixed in, its pinkish hue really comes to the fore when it is combined with sparkling white diamonds.
Rose gold is a stylish choice, but the metal also has a vintage feel that lends it a timeless quality. You can rest assured that a rose gold engagement ring will not look dated or unfashionable in years to come.
While not as prevalent as rings made from yellow or white gold or platinum, there is still plenty of choice out there, and we have rounded up some of our favourite rose gold engagement rings.
Oval Halo Rose Gold Engagement Ring
If you are looking for a rose gold engagement ring on a budget but you know your other half loves all things that sparkle then this oval halo ring could be perfect.
Solitaire Rose Gold Engagement Ring
We adore the simplicity of a single diamond on a gleaming polished band and this rose gold and diamond ring is exactly that. A princess-cut diamond is set at an angle and if you want to spend a little extra you can choose to upgrade to a larger diamond.
Three Stone Rose Gold Engagement Ring
This gorgeous three stone engagement ring is perfect for brides that want to add some extra sparkle to their engagement ring.
Rose Gold and Diamond Halo Engagement Ring
For a rose gold engagement ring with plenty of glitz and sparkle, this glittering halo engagement ring. A round brilliant diamond sits within a four claw setting surrounded by a halo of diamonds nested on twisted shoulders. It’s a perfect design for brides that love the vintage look and it would look incredible alongside a diamond wedding ring.
The pros of rose gold include that it’s:
- In style for both men’s and women’s rings.
- Considered by many to be the most romantic metal due to its pinkish-red color.
- Often more affordable than other metals because copper—the alloy used to make rose gold—costs less.
- Very durable due to the strength of copper—making rose gold tougher than yellow or white gold.
- A complement to all skin tones.
The cons of rose gold include that it:
- Can cause allergic reactions in some and is not a hypoallergenic metal.
- Is not as widely available as yellow and white gold, despite being in style.