In recent years, rose gold jewelry has been a popular choice for many jewelry lovers. The unique, elegant look of rose gold has caught the eye of many.
But what exactly is rose gold and what are its characteristics?
What is rose gold made of?
This distinctive pink color is obtained by mixing pure gold with copper and sometimes a small amount of silver. The addition of these metals gives rose gold a unique hue that varies from pale pink to golden red.
The amount of copper used in the alloy is a determining factor in the color of rose gold. The more copper in the alloy, the darker and more intense the color. For example, 18-carat rose gold contains 75 % gold, 22.5 % copper and 2.5 % silver, while 14-carat rose gold contains 58.3 % gold, 33.3 % copper and 8.3 % silver. The proportions of metals in the alloy may vary slightly according to manufacturing practices and color preferences. The more copper in the alloy, the darker and more intense the color.
Façonnier has opted for an innovative and original design of colorful jewelry. Rose gold is the perfect choice for our creations, as it adds a touch of color while remaining elegant and refined. We use 18-carat rose gold for its soft, subtle rose hue. It combines perfectly with various colored stones such as Green Quartz, Iolite and Diamond.
A personal anecdote
Façonnier created a rose gold engagement ring for a client recently, and was so impressed by the unique color of the rose gold that he decided to have the wedding rings matched with the same color.
The different characteristics of rose gold jewelry
One of the most remarkable features of rose gold jewelry is its warm, romantic appearance. Its subtle pink color gives it a delicate, feminine look, making it an ideal choice for engagement rings and wedding bands.
The precious metal known as rose gold is highly appreciated for its slightly coppery, modern hue, which particularly enhances stones such as tanzanite, tourmaline, aquamarine and diamond. It is more difficult to match rose gold with dark blue stones such as sapphire or topaz, as the current trend is towards softness. Rose gold is ideal for dark or tanned skin tones, but is also very popular on fair skin.
Thanks to the presence of copper and silver, rose gold is stronger than pure gold. This makes it more resistant to scratches and damage caused by daily wear and tear. This characteristic makes it an excellent choice for jewelry worn daily that is often subjected to repeated rubbing.
One of the things Façonnier loves most about rose gold is its ability to harmonize with other metals, such as white gold or platinum. Stacking rings in rose and white gold are a popular choice among our customers, as they create an elegant, sophisticated look. However, I have also created jewelry pieces in pure rose gold for customers looking for something unique and bold.
Rose gold jewelry has many desirable features, making it a popular choice for those looking for something unique and elegant. Rose gold jewelry is not only aesthetically appealing, but also durable and long-lasting, making it a wise choice for jewelry worn on a daily basis or intended to be passed down from generation to generation.