RWJ Blog / fair trade gemstones

Love of Rose Gold

Rose gold has become very popular in the last few years, yet is not new to the jewelry industry. Rose gold got its start in the 19th century in Russia. Carl Faberge was one of the first to use rose gold in his lovely Faberge eggs, blending gold and copper. This blend created a lovely pinkish material that was first coined as Russian Gold. As it gained popularity it became know as "Rose Gold".

The depth of rose gold color depends on the ratio of copper to gold, ranging from soft pink to a more reddish pink. The higher the copper content, the darker red the gold is. For 14k Rose Gold consists of 58% Gold, 40% Copper, 1% Silver, and 1% Zinc. For 18 karat rose gold, typically about 4% silver is added to 75% gold and 21% copper. 

For this reason, rose gold is not considered hypo-allergenic. 

Rose gold continues to show off its beauty and compliments many beautiful gemstones and diamonds, in particular the Morganite, which has been very popular in today's bridal market. 

Feel free to browse the website for gorgeous rose gold options. Any of these rings can be created in 18k rose gold upon request, subject to increase of cost. 

Thank you and have a lovely day!


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Where Does Time Go?

Where does the time go, we ask. Busy schedules, family time, events and just LIFE! I too have been busy with moving, learning new jewelry techniques and constantly striving for better. 

While the wheel of time is spinning, I hope to add more new pieces to the shop. With a passion for gorgeous fine, one of a kind gemstones in various sizes ( yes, I like BIG stones ), this is getting to be more fun than ever! I also am a Rapnet member, which provides me with access to basically any diamond in the world. With this fantastic combination, we can dream up basically anything!

Feel free to email me anytime. Also, check out my Instagram where you can see videos of these fine gemstones, diamonds and ring designs at Resa Wilkinson Jewelry. 

May you and yours be blessed and happy during these holidays. 



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Summer Floats Away as Fall Arrives at Resa Wilkinson Jewelry

As we come to an end of summer 2015, kissing away aqua beach waves while sandy coastal warmth floats off in the distance, our senses are replaced by the trees showing off their very own rich Fall fashion tones. Just as our earth begins to show off its soulful Fall leaves, Resa Wilkinson Jewelry fills the shop with colorful natural gemstones, including fair trade Montana Sapphires, Oregon Sunstones, stunning genuine Morganites from Brazil with wedding engagement rings and diamond jewelry designs, as well as Native American turquoise jewelry, just to name a few.

As always, if you do not see what you are looking for, contact us and we can build your vision together.

Below is a list of Fall 2015 fashion tones from the PANTONE website, holding much for the imagination of design.

PANTONE 18-4214 Stormy Weather, PANTONE 16-1144 Oak BuffPANTONE 17-0627 Dried HerbPANTONE 18-1438 MarsalaPANTONE 18-4726 Biscay BayPANTONE 15-1340 Cadmium OrangePANTONE 16-2215 Cashmere Rose,  PANTONE 16-0110 Desert Sage, PANTONE 19-4326 Reflecting PondPANTONE 17-3628 Amethyst Orchid.  Tones are not exact as colors vary from monitor to monitor, yet the idea is the same…..

Thank you for visiting

We hope the 2015 Fall season brings much joy and happiness.

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