Rose gold rings in 14k and 18k can be difficult to find because of the relative rarity of rose gold jewelry compared with white gold or yellow gold jewelry. However jewelry connoisseurs are increasingly choosing to have special rings made in 14k or 18k rose gold. Click on the images below for close up views and more information on individual rose gold rings.
Rose gold engagement rings are gradually becoming more popular, and rose gold diamond rings are increasingly being chosen as eternity bands.
Rose gold, also called pink gold or red gold, is being used in new ways in gold jewelry. In particular, rose gold is being increasingly used in rings to set off the sublime beauty of diamonds and other precious gemstones, such as pearls, garnets and amethysts, to amazing effects. Diamonds and other gemstones which are traditionally set into white gold or yellow gold are also now being set into rose gold ring settings.
However, gold is a soft metal and so gemstones are rarely set directly into rose gold rings, but rather into a platinum prong setting instead. This is especially true for rose gold engagement rings where it is essential that the diamond must be set securely with no risk of being lost.
Rose gold is a mixture of pure yellow gold with a higher percentage of copper alloy and lower percentage of silver alloy compared to other colors of gold. Rose gold rings therefore have a subtle, delicate color that can intensify with age due to an attractive tarnishing of the copper alloy content.
The percentage of copper defines the level of red in rose gold. As with other gold colors, 18k rose gold is 75% gold and 25% copper; 14k rose gold is maximum 41.5% copper and minimum 58.5% gold. The difference in the copper content for each of 9k, 10k, 14k 18k rose gold means that rose gold rings of different gold qualities will not match each other exactly.
Deeper, more reddish rose gold rings are likely to be in the higher copper content 9k or 10k rose gold; whilst the pinker hues are likely to be found in 18k rose gold rings. The pinkish tones of 18k rose gold are very feminine and this is just one more reason why rose gold rings and rose gold engagement rings are becoming increasingly sought after.
Rose gold diamond rings and rose gold earrings have become a must have purchase for adding to a fine jewelry collection. Check out these artisan designed, hand crafted pieces of truly affordable rose gold jewelry. Don’t miss out! Treat yourself to an affordable rose gold ring today!