Rose Gold: Everything You Need to Know! - Do Amore

Rose Gold

Rose Gold is a pink-colored gold that is made by mixing yellow gold with a bit of copper! The amount of pink color will vary depending upon the amount of copper added to the mix. Fun Fact: Rose gold was developed by Fabrege to use in his beautiful Fabrege Eggs!

Purity

Gold is made up of 24 “karats” (meaning 24 parts). 14k gold is 14 parts gold and 10 parts other metals. Likewise, 18k gold is 18 parts gold and 6 parts other metals. In America, rose gold is available in 10k, 14k, and 18k. The more copper a gold has, the more pink! Here are some things to consider when choosing gold purity:

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Color

Value

Durability

10k

Pinkest

Least Valuable

Hard but brittle

14k

Pinker

Valuable

Good durability

18k

Pink

Most Valuable

Less durable

How to Care for Rose Gold

As soon as copper is added to yellow gold, it becomes the pink color you know and love. So, there is no plating or necessary upkeep with Rose Gold! As gold will naturally show scratches over the life of the ring, some couples will want to have their ring polished now and then. So, Do Amore provides complimentary polishing for each ring we sell! When you send it in for refinishing, our jeweler will also check your stones and clean your beautiful ring. It will return looking brand new!

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Rose Gold v. Yellow Gold v. White Gold

Did you know gold comes in a rainbow of colors? Do Amore offers engagement rings in Rose, Yellow, and White gold! Here’s some differences to consider:

PS: If you’re concerned about allergens, check out platinum and palladium!

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Rose Gold

Yellow Gold

White Gold

Color

Pink

Yellow

Vanilla White

Upkeep

None

None

Rhodium Required

Possible Allergen

Copper

Copper

Nickel

Settings that Pair Well with Rose Gold

Below are our favorite Rose Gold Engagement Rings and Rose Gold Wedding Bands!

Money Tips

Consider 14k rose gold instead of 18k. It’s less expensive, and it’s more pink!

1 Things to Ask Your Jeweler

  • 01.

    What Karat is this?

    Always ask what karat gold you’re looking at. Differences in a gold’s karats can make a huge difference in price!

Other Ring Resources

See our in-depth educational guides, which were made to give practical advice with every aspect of your ring.

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