The pretty blush tones in rose gold exude romance, making it perfect to mark the promise to wed with a rose gold engagement ring. Committed lovers worldwide prefer the soft elegance of the pink metal, choosing it to celebrate forthcoming nuptials. But where did rose gold come from? What does it mean? Is it okay to choose rose gold instead of yellow or white gold for your engagement? We’ll help answer these questions below.
Is it OK to get a rose gold engagement ring?
Rose gold took center stage in Russian Faberge eggs during the late 1800s, right around the turn of the century. With such a royal entrance, the gorgeous alloy of yellow gold with copper turned heads around the world, where the metal grew in popularity. Instead of being known only as Russian gold, it became known as rose gold. Victorian England and India particularly loved rose gold. As with most styles, popularity waxed and waned over the years. But is it okay to choose a rose gold engagement ring today?
If the market is any indication, it is not only okay to get a rose gold engagement ring, it’s desired. How can you tell? Jewelers from the best-known, most celebrated brands in the world have stunning rose gold engagement rings for you to choose from.
What does a rose gold ring symbolize?
Mythologically, copper adds heaps of affection, intimacy, and attachment symbolism to rose gold. Our favorite symbolic association of rose gold is Aphrodite, the goddess of love herself. In astronomy, the symbol for the planet Venus is also associated with copper.
Because rose gold is also made primarily of gold, it also carries all the same associations with elegance, style, and permanence as gold does. Don’t forget that luxury is also a connotation for the use of precious metals such as gold, so the betrothed may feel their look becomes elevated simply by donning a piece of beautifully fashioned rose gold jewelry.
Evocative of the lush, pillowy abundance of a rose in full bloom, rose gold has also come to have associations with the same sort of romance. Other associations for rose gold include femininity and warmth.
Is rose gold more valuable?
Rose gold is just about as valuable as yellow gold when compared to a ring of the same karats. That’s because both yellow and rose gold are alloys, so an 18k yellow gold ring contains the same amount of gold as an 18k rose gold ring. When comparing rose to white gold engagement rings, however, note that white gold is usually covered in a layer of rhodium to protect it, which will add to the cost of the final piece. Since pure gold is very soft and malleable, it is mixed with other metals to become strong for use in jewelry. That’s why you never find a 24k gold piece of jewelry. It would bend too easily.
Why consider a rose gold engagement ring?
Are you talking yourself into it, or should we? If you’re not already convinced that rose gold engagement rings are worth it, we have a few extra reasons you might enjoy hearing about.
The pretty patina on a rose gold ring will deepen the color after many years of wear. This results in a very pretty vintage effect. People sometimes even try to hasten the patina appearance.
Strength and Durability
We mentioned how pure gold is very soft and all variations of gold are alloys. Now consider this: Rose gold is one of the strongest types of gold available, so it can be worn with less worry about wear. Rose gold is as tough as it is beautiful, and your rose gold engagement ring is naturally built to stand up to daily wear.
Rose Gold Engagement Ring Styles to Consider
We hope our rose gold rings in 14k and 18k speak to you in a way that echoes your own love story. For a few beautiful options, consider the following rose gold engagement rings.
London Gold Jewelry 3ct Pear Halo Engagement Ring
Our 3ct Pear Halo Engagement Ring features a stunning pear-shaped diamond with a halo of pave diamonds set on even more pave stones on a blushing rose gold band.
Gallery Designs 14K Rose Gold Stackable Diamond Ring
For understated elegance, a stackable diamond ring from Gallery Designs shines brighter than the morning with a 14K Rose Gold Stackable Diamond Ring. The round brilliant cut diamonds in this band are perfect for layering with a wedding band.
Ascencio Designs Split Shank Ring
This particular ring setting with a split shank adorned in pave stones allows you to choose your center diamond for a look that perfectly matches your own style. The Ascencio Designs Split Shank Ring may be perfect for vintage, traditional ring lovers.
Be sure to visit London Gold online or in-person to view all of our beautiful rose gold engagement rings and rose gold engagement ring settings.