What is Rose Gold
When we talk about gold, the first that comes to mind is yellow gold. And some people just prefer white gold. But what about rose gold? It is also called pink gold, or red gold, which makes it warm and pinkish.
The Origins of Rose Gold
Rose gold was first used in early 19th century Russia by the famed jeweler Carl Faberge in his famous Faberge Eggs, as was known as Russian Gold. Rose gold later gained popularity in the United States during the lavish and feminine 1920’s, and was worn in engagement rings and fine jewelry.
The Beauty of Rose Gold
Rose gold is unique. Because it provides a softer, more subtle look than traditional yellow or white gold. Its warm pinkish hue can be used to create stunning pieces such as engagement rings and necklaces. It’s also used for everyday pieces such as watches and earrings.
Why Choose Rose Gold
It’s important to remember that we can’t change people’s preferences. Just because I love the color of rose gold doesn’t mean that everyone should love it. Some people prefer the classic look of yellow gold, some might hate to carry yellow gold. However, the decision to choose rose gold should be based on what makes you feel happy. Still, there are some other reasons why people choose rose gold:
Just the color! It has a unique color and this makes it a popular choice for those who want something a little different from the traditional colors of gold. And also it has this versatile color that can be worn with a variety of outfits, from casual to formal. For example, I like it so much because it looks really nice against warm skin tones.
Its warm, pinkish color gives it a vintage look that is often used in antique-inspired or vintage-style jewelry.
Rose gold is made of copper and it is more durable and resistant to tarnish than other types of metals.
In general rose gold is less expensive than other types of gold, such as white gold or platinum.
Care Instructions for Rose Gold
- Store your jewelry properly: When not in use, store your gold jewelry in a soft pouch or a jewelry box lined with a soft cloth to prevent it from getting scratched or damaged.
- Remove your jewelry when doing activities that could damage it: Take off your gold jewelry when doing something that could scratch or dent it, such as sports.
- Avoid exposing your jewelry to harsh chemicals: Avoid exposing your gold jewelry to harsh chemicals, such as bleach or household cleaners, as these can damage the metal.
- Have your jewelry professionally cleaned and inspected: To ensure that your rose gold jewelry is in good condition, have it professionally cleaned and inspected by a jeweler every six months to a year. This will also help to catch any loose stones or other potential problems before they become more serious.
FAQ – What is Rose Gold
*What is pure gold?
Pure gold, also known as 24-karat gold, is a type of gold that is not mixed with any other metals. It is the purest form of gold, with a fineness of 999.9/1000 (or 99.99%) pure gold. Pure gold is very soft and malleable, which makes it difficult to work with in jewelry making. As a result, it is typically mixed with other metals, such as copper, silver, or palladium, to create an alloy that is more durable and easier to work with.
*Does rose gold tarnish?
The short answer is no. Copper is a reactive metal that can cause rose gold to tarnish over time but rose gold is generally considered to be more resistant to tarnish than other types of gold because of the copper content.
*What is the effect of the ratio of yellow gold to copper on the depth of color in rose gold?
The depth of color in the rose gold depends on the ratio of yellow gold to copper. Less yellow gold and a higher copper content will result in a reddish rose color. As an example, 14K rose gold is more of a rose pink color than 18K rose gold due to the higher yellow gold content in 18K.