Something that you may not know about me is I have an obsession with Jewelry magazines. I love to see the artwork, read the articles, check out the new designers and new trends. Just this past week I needed a little inspiration so I perused one of my favorite magazines and started to see a trend. Rose gold graced the pages of half the magazine. Last year when I helped a few of my friends design their wedding rings we used rose gold touches in a few of them, but I wasn’t yet seeing it as a major fad. I believe 2015 will be the year to bring rose gold completely back in style.
In my last post The Unconventional Bride I touched on incorporating two or tri tone into what you choose as an engagement ring. Today I want to completely focus on rose gold, and the pros and cons to choosing it as your primary metal of your engagement ring.
Rose gold is a gold and copper alloy widely used for specialized jewelry. Rose gold, also known as pink gold and red gold, was popular in Russia at the beginning of the nineteenth century, and was also known as Russian Gold at one time, although this term is now obsolete.
To not bog you down with too much information I am going to give you the two biggest pros to choosing rose gold as your primary metal. The first pro is the uniqueness of it. It is still very uncommon to see a bride with a Rose gold ring. There may be people out there with accents of rose gold, but the percentage of engagement rings completely in rose gold is very slim. This reason sets you apart. Your bride will love her very unique ring and won’t feel like all her other girlfriends have the same exact 1 carat halo mounting that her three other friends have. The second pro to choosing rose gold is the maintenance is very low. If you purchase a white gold ring you are going to over time have to have it rodium plated. Depending on the area you live in you could pay upwards of $50 per ring (band and engagement ring) to be refinished and rhodium plated to give it that beautiful white look again. When the rhodium plating fades your white gold rings start to look a little yellow… which is not a pretty look if you ask me. With rose gold you will never have the issue of the rose fading because it is a solid metal mixed with alloy’s to create the red or pink gold look.
In my opinion, there are really only two down falls to choosing rose gold. When purchasing the ring you have to ask yourself the question, will this fade out in 5 years and be out of date, out of style, and not what your bride will want to be wearing for the next 20 years. The second con to purchasing rose gold is the fact if your future bride likes to match her jewelry, there is a possibility that it will clash with the rest of her jewelry that she likes to wear. Just take a mental note of what she is wearing for a week straight and see if maybe choosing another color metal would be better.
If I were you I would ask her what she wants. If she mentions rose gold, pins rose gold rings on her pinterest board, and her girlfriends send you pictures of rose gold, it is safe to say you should probably get her a rose gold set. Just keep these pro’s and con’s in mind when making your final decision.
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