What is Rose Gold ?
Before we get to Rose Gold let's start with natural gold itself as
it comes from the earth pure and very, very yellow.
The reason gold is used for making fine jewelry is due to it's
extreme durability and malleability. Gold can be in the ocean for
thousands of years without changing or eroding away. Gold is
also considered a clean metal to wear, so clean in fact that in
some cases it is even eaten!
In jewelry, gold is normally mixed with other metals because pure gold is
too soft for everyday wear. To measure gold content in a piece we use
the measurement of Karat.The most standard is 10k (41.7% gold), 14k
(58% gold), and 18k (75% gold). To make rose gold a large amount of
copper is alloyed with whatever percentage of pure gold giving it a rich,
pink color. Below we have an example of natural copper, you can see
it has a natural red-orange color.
When it comes to jewelry, from time immemorial Gold has been the
metal of choice. Conventionally Gold jewelry has always been available
in many different tones, though the traditional yellow and popular white
usually grace most jewelry store showcases. However, Rose Gold was
first used in Russia over two centuries ago, is once again, having its
moment to shine.
Rose Gold, also known as Pink Gold is on the rise in popularity, and for
good reason. Rose Gold is an exquisite rare alloy that gets its beautiful
color through the inclusion of copper. All Gold used in the jewelry
making process besides 24 karat is mixed with other metals so that it can
withstand everyday wear and use. Rose Gold is no different with the
varying percentage of copper being used in determining the shade and
color of the Gold.
Rose Gold and its classic European look is no different from Yellow or
White Gold in purity and is adorned for its warm, elegant and dazzling
coppery hue. Rose Gold is being used in watches, wedding rings and
even men’s jewelry pieces have begun to actively incorporate the
coppery tone metal.
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