Rose gold has been around since the early 19th century, but it’s never been so popular among fashion influencers and women on the hunt for jewelry that really stands out. But what is rose gold made of, and why is it so pink-tastic? Find out more about this trending precious metal.
The days of choosing only between gold or silver for rings, earrings, and wedding bands are gone. The rise of rose gold offers the single most important element to style-conscious women: options! Pairing beautifully with colored gemstones, diamonds, and other metals, rose gold is what brides-to-be are increasingly choosing to express their unique fashion sense.
But for all the recent hype rose gold receives, not many people know what gives it its pinky tone. Here’s everything you need to know:
What Is Rose Gold
Rose gold is made by combing yellow gold, copper, and sometimes silver. Copper gives rose gold its pinky hue, and the higher the copper content, the rosier the gold appears. And it looks amazing against absolutely any skin tone.
Rose Gold Jewelry
The pinky pastel hue of rose gold complements any cut of a white diamond but looks even more gorgeous when paired with colored gemstones.
Brilliant blue topaz looks stunning in rose gold settings. You could also try a Rose de France paired with diamonds for a showstopping statement ring. Rose gold also pairs well with white metals like sterling silver or platinum for beautiful statement two-tone rings.
Not only do women love the rose gold trend, but men are also wearing rose gold jewelry to express their individual sense of style. Rose gold means more style options – after all, men’s ring choices are not always equal compared to the vast array of women's options.
Caring For Your Rose Gold Jewelry
Although rose gold jewelry is durable and will last for years, you’ll want to maintain its luster. The methods used are very similar to those used on yellow or white gold jewelry. One way is to soak it in a simple solution of water dish washing liquid and Windex. You can remove excess dirt using a soft toothbrush. You can also purchase a jar of jewelry cleaning solution at any Rogers & Hollands or Ashcroft & Oak store location.
So, now that you know how rose gold is made and how to care for it, you’re ready to update your jewelry collection with a new piece or two!