RWJ Blog / rose gold blog
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!