Guide To Rose Gold Engagement Rings
When it comes time to buy an engagement ring, many couples start their search by exploring engagement ring settings or diamond shapes. But considering metal color from the start is also a helpful way of finding the perfect ring. Platinum or different shades of gold can make the same style of engagement ring look more modern or more vintage-inspired. And the metal color can directly affect your selection when buying a diamond.
These factors should be considered when purchasing a rose gold engagement ring. Rose gold’s soft, romantic hue can add the perfect personal touch to your engagement ring of choice, resulting in a look that is as unique as your love story. Read on to discover the rose gold engagement ring that’s right for you.
What Is A Rose Gold Engagement Ring?
A rose gold engagement ring is any setting featuring 14k solid rose gold. This differentiates it from platinum engagement rings, as well as 18k solid yellow or white gold settings.
Rose gold, like all 14k solid gold, is made of 14 parts pure gold and 10 parts other alloy — most often copper. Depending on the amount of copper, the appearance of rose gold can vary. More copper results in a more pronounced red color. When blended with solid yellow gold, or sometimes mixed with silver, the color softens. Although less “pure” than platinum or 18k solid gold, most people with metal sensitivities are able to wear 14k rose gold.
Rose gold is also known as red gold or pink gold, and sometimes even as Russian gold. This is because rose gold gained popularity in Russia in the early 1800s. Because of its historic association, many rose gold settings look vintage-inspired. But due to its rise in popularity over the past decade, there are many contemporary engagement ring settings featuring rose gold, as well.
VRAI rose gold engagement rings are composed of 58.5% gold and 41.5% copper.
Rose Gold Vs. Yellow Gold Engagement Ring
As the two colors are only a few shades apart from one another, many yellow gold lovers also enjoy rose gold as well. But when it comes to choosing an engagement ring, you should decide on the metal color that you’ll love for a lifetime. Yellow gold is the color associated with gold itself and appeals to those with a more traditional style. Rose gold, although historically popular, is sometimes considered more trendy and is best for those with bolder taste. Perhaps the easiest way to decide is to consider which metal color already features more predominantly in your jewelry collection.
Many yellow gold engagement rings are made from 18k solid gold, whereas rose gold rings are generally 14k solid gold. 18k solid gold features 18 parts of pure gold to 6 parts other alloys. It tends to be a bit softer with a slightly brighter coloring, so it’s important to be mindful when taking it off from the sides and removing it completely for labor-intensive work. 14k solid gold is considered slightly more durable.
How To Clean Rose Gold Engagement Rings
You should clean your rose gold engagement ring once a week. This is especially recommended to those who cook or garden regularly, as dirt and oil will build up on your ring. Makeup, lotion, hairspray, and bacteria from your computer and smartphone can also make their way onto your ring, so cleaning every week is not out of the question for all.
Mix 1 tsp of dish soap into one cup of warm water until fully dissolved. Dip your rose gold engagement ring in the solution and use a soft cloth (or soft bristle toothbrush) to gently scrub clean. Rinse with clean water and let dry on a clean, soft cloth.
You should have your ring professionally cleaned at least once a year. Every VRAI engagement ring purchase comes with a Lifetime Care Package that includes complimentary annual cleaning.
Best-Selling Diamond Shapes For Rose Gold Engagement Rings
A rose gold engagement ring can directly influence the lab-grown diamond you purchase. Both rose and yellow gold can mask hints of yellow in near colorless and faintly colored diamonds; they can also imbue colorless diamonds with unwanted color. Depending on the style you are hoping to achieve with your rose gold engagement ring, a diamond’s shape can also play an important role. These best-selling diamond shapes for rose gold provide examples of the many versatile looks of rose gold engagement rings.
Round Brilliant Rose Gold Engagement Rings
The timeless elegance of a Round Brilliant cut diamond paired with the vintage appeal of rose gold gives an engagement ring the look and feel of an heirloom. Round Brilliant rose gold engagement rings are also a blend of traditional and unique, since the diamond shape is the most popular in the world and the metal color is considered slightly non-traditional.
Princess Cut Rose Gold Engagement Rings
The Princess cut that most know today came to be in the late 1970s and early 1980s, making it one of the newest diamond shapes. Its strong and contemporary look made it rise quickly in popularity, placing it only second to the Round Brilliants for many years. Princess cut rose gold engagement rings are thoroughly modern and perfect for the couple wanting a fashion-forward design.
Pear Shaped Rose Gold Engagement Rings
Pear shaped diamonds are often considered the most symbolic of all the diamond shapes. This is because their shape resembles “tears of joy.” When combined with the pinkish hue of rose gold, Pear shaped rose gold engagement rings are undeniably romantic and whimsical. This style of ring is ideal for couples with dramatic or expressive style.
Emerald Cut Rose Gold Engagement Rings
Emerald cut diamonds are one of the oldest diamond shapes in the world. Its rectangular shape features step-cut facets running down the sides to draw attention towards the center of the stone. The long, narrow facets are known for creating a stunning “hall of mirrors” effect. An Emerald cut rose gold engagement ring will only enhance this diamond shape's regal appeal, resulting in a ring made for royalty.
Oval Cut Rose Gold Engagement Rings
An Oval cut diamond is known for having the same brilliance as the Round Brilliant, but in an elongated form that slenderizes the finger and looks larger than other diamond shapes of the same carat weight. For couples who have modern-yet-timeless style, this is an ideal and extremely popular diamond shape. Oval cut rose gold engagement rings create a look that is a contemporary take on classic engagement ring settings.
Cushion Cut Rose Gold Engagement Rings
Cushion cut diamonds are squared diamonds with rounded corners. These corners give this diamond cut its well-known pillow-like shape and name. Although a contemporary favorite that’s featured in a variety of engagement rings settings, it is often associated with vintage-inspired designs. Cushion cut rose gold engagement rings are the ultimate vintage-inspired rings and create the appearance of a family heirloom.
Popular Styles of Rose Gold Engagement Rings
The choice of rose gold can also have an impact on an engagement ring’s overall style. Whether you’re going for a historic look or want a setting with a more contemporary feel, there are different styles of rose gold engagement rings for everyone.
Vintage-Inspired Rose Gold Engagement Rings
When used in settings such as the Halo, the Duet, or the Three Stonel, rose gold can give a ring instant vintage-inspired style. Play with different diamond shapes and pavé details for the perfect vintage-inspired rose gold engagement ring.
Modern Rose Gold Engagement Rings
Clean lines and hidden details are what make certain rose gold engagement rings their modern-yet-timeless charm. These contemporary takes on classic designs are ideal for couples with fashion-forward style.
Rose Gold Wedding Ring Sets
A wedding ring set can be either an engagement ring and wedding band selected to be worn together, or two wedding bands worn by a couple. In either case, matching your rings by metal color is one of the most effortless ways to find the perfect pair. Explore settings that line up with your engagement ring and also work in tandem with your future spouse’s band.
Men’s Rose Gold Rings
Men’s rose gold rings are perfect for those who are unafraid to express their individual style. Rose gold is also ideal for men with a mix of platinum, white, or yellow gold in their existing jewelry collection. This metal color’s versatility and mix of both historic and modern appeal makes rose gold rings an excellent choice for almost any style.