Rose gold is a gold and copper alloy used for jewelry. It is also known as pink and red gold. These names are often used interchangeably, but there’s a difference between pink, red and rose gold in the copper content. A common alloy for rose gold is 75% gold and 25% copper by mass. The highest karat version of rose gold is 22 karat and is also know as crown gold.
One of the hottest jewelry trends for the summer of 2013 was rose gold. This beautiful metal has warmth that flatters a variety of skin tones. And the best thing about rose gold is that it works with many styles – from vintage jewelry to modern pieces. Rose gold pieces target the fine jewelry and the fashion jewelry markets. And although rose gold jewelry has been around for decades, its popularity increased significantly in the summer of 2013.
Rose gold can be seen in fine jewelry, engagement and wedding jewelry, watches and fashion jewelry pieces, and even as an accent in men’s jewelry. A lot of jewelers like rose gold because of its color and versatility. The warmth of rose gold jewelry brings out the underlying pink skin tones. Rose gold also brings out the natural beauty of diamonds and many other colored gemstones. Rose gold also tends to complement many colors, instead of competing with them.
The color of rose gold works well with vintage, as well as contemporary styles. In vintage style jewelry it gives a feeling, reminiscent of Victorian styles, fashion and colors. Modern rose gold jewelry designs are popular and original. Rose gold is popular, because it’s different from the traditional yellow and white gold pieces. Also, its soft pink hue works really well with the soft feminine colors, which are trendy now. Plus, rose gold provides another color for mixing and matching materials and metals.
Rose gold adds color and dimension. You can mix it with white and yellow gold on bracelets, rings and necklaces to create an individual style. For a more casual look, you can a jewelry piece that features rose gold and leather. Mix rose gold with other materials you like to achieve a truly unique look.