Let’s Talk About Rose Gold
July, 27 2017
WHAT IS IT ABOUT ROSE GOLD THAT MAKES IT SO RELEVANT AND SO APPEALING IN TODAY’S ENGAGEMENT RING CONVERSATION?
Rose Gold is making a come back in Engagement Rings, Bridal jewelry and gold designer jewelry. It is the newest addition to the ever-popular white, yellow gold, and platinum mainstays. But unlike its counterparts, Rose Gold brings a soft, rosy, blushing and feminine tonality to the spotlight. Pleasing to most skin types, Rose Gold provides a versatile option for women who are in the bridal conversation and considering alternatives for engagement rings and jewelry for their wedding day.
Rose gold is not only the perfect medium for White diamonds, it is also radiant with Champagne or Chocolate diamonds, not to mention with alternative gemstone like Morganite. This creates an opportunity for a truly unique personal statement and an heirloom for the future. “In 41 years, I have never experienced the interest in Rose gold as it is today. It is a new generation and Millennials are forging their own path–also bringing colored diamonds to the forefront. Maybe this is just the beginning.” John Atencio
SATIN IN ROSE GOLD
HISTORY OF ROSE GOLD
Rose gold has been popular throughout history, making early appearances in 19th Century Russia with the early introduction of Rose Gold, referred to with the moniker, ‘Russian gold’. Rose gold gained tremendous popularity among the Russian fashionistas of the time.
While Rose gold experienced a resurgence during the mid-Victorian era, it saw the greatest popularity in the late 1920’s when well-known French jeweler, Cartier, introduced the trinity ring – three bands of intertwined rose, white and yellow gold.
Since the mid-1950’s, rose gold has remained a fashionable choice for fine jewelry designers.Today, Rose is found in a wide-range of fashion and accessories. Femininity and color has returned to the spotlight in fashion and in Rose gold.
Rose gold continues to appeal to women and men who want a bit of traditionalism and a bit of modernism at the same time.
ABOUT ROSE GOLD
Rose gold comes from a mixture of pure yellow gold with a copper alloy. For 18k Rose gold, typically 4% silver is added to 75% gold and 21% copped to give it the rose color. But hues differ greatly with the ratio of gold to copper. The more copper alloy in the metal, the deeper the rose tone will be.
HOW TO CARE FOR ROSE GOLD
Certainly, you should bring your Rose gold engagement ring and jewelry to your favorite jeweler to have it professionally restored and polished. For regular in-home cleaning, though, you need to line a bowl with aluminum foil and mix warm water with one tablespoon each of sale, baking soda and dish detergent. Soak for 5-10 minutes, remove and dry with a soft, lint-free cloth.
CASCADE LUMINAIRE IN ROSE GOLD