Exquisite Rose Gold Wedding Rings
Rose gold wedding rings have become the foremost choice of every bride due to its subtle pink hue. This is an ideal and trendy option for brides who wish to skip the classic gold or platinum wedding rings and go for something unique.
Give a solitary touch to your wedding ring by combining it with assorted precious metals. Whether you want floral diamond designs or vintage setting with an array of delicate etching, we have a wedding ring available for you. Let’s take a look at some of the lesser known facts about rose gold.
- Rose gold is yellow gold alloyed with copper
- 9 carat rose gold is a rich rose-pink colour
- 18 carat rose gold is more of a rich yellow colour as compared to 9 carat rose gold
ABOUT ROSE GOLD WEDDING RINGS
Gold that is alloyed with copper is called rose gold. The alloy is sometimes also known as red gold or pink gold, and at Harriet Kelsall Bespoke Jewellery we tend to use the term rose gold as we think this best describes its beautiful colour. Some people use the term to differentiate between the different alloys of rose gold.
Rose gold was popular in Russian jewellery in the 19th century and is making something of a comeback in modern times as people are thinking about using more interesting precious metals and stones in their engagement rings. Gold used in engagement rings (or any jewellery for that matter) is alloyed with other metals to make it harder and more suitable for everyday wear.
This is true of rose gold as much as ordinary yellow gold and so the purity of rose gold is measured in carat in exactly the same way as the purity of yellow gold is measured. 18 carat rose gold is 18 parts gold with 6 parts alloy (i.e. out of a total of 24 parts). This is one of the compelling reasons for the surging popularity of rose gold engagement rings.
9CT ROSE GOLD
Rose gold engagement rings are commonly manufactured from 9ct gold as it is the most durable and sturdiest amongst its other variants. The 9 carat alloy is a beautiful pinky colour and very popular.
18CT ROSE GOLD
18 carat rose gold is a much darker metal with a more pronounced yellow tinge to it – this is due to the extra proportion of yellow gold to copper. 22 carat yellow gold is not a practical choice for jewellery, especially rose gold engagement rings because it is so soft. 18 carat rose gold can be used as a practical alternative.
Please contact us if you have any questions or would like to arrange a design consultation.