The Return of Rose Gold

What exactly is rose gold and why is it suddenly everywhere you look? Rose or pink gold is a type of metal that is made by using copper as an alloy with gold. Because of its copper content rose gold has a warm, pinkish color. Recently there’s been a rise in the demand for rose gold jewelry. You’ve also probably noticed the color rose gold lately in more than just jewelry. Currently the shade can be found in tech gadgets, beauty products and in fashion. Its no coincidence that rose quartz is the Pantone color of 2016 since its blush tones pair perfectly with rose gold. The two have experienced a parallel rise in popularity.

 

Rose gold jewelry feels new and fresh to us today but its beauty has been appreciated in other eras too. It was introduced at the beginning of the eighteenth century. It quickly became known as Russian gold because Russians preferred it to yellow gold. Pink gold was also desirable during the Mid-Victorian Era because of the romance the color evokes. In the 1920s Cartier’s Trinity ring popularized the colored gold with its use of yellow, white and rose gold entwined bands. Rose gold was also in vogue during the Retro period (1935–1950) when the war sidelined platinum and inspired designers to work with a new, warmer palette.


One of our favorite attributes of rose gold is its versatility. It subdued look is lovely on its own and also enables jewelers to seamlessly combine it with yellow and white metals. The subtlety of rose gold makes it easy to layer it with a variety of jewelry. Rose gold brings warmth to a piece of jewelry and it marries well with colored stones as well as diamonds. It doesn’t hurt that rose gold is flattering to most skin tones. Come in and try on some rose gold pieces and check out the pieces we have on our website.