Rose Gold, the upgrowing trend
Tuesday, April 03, 2018
On Rose Gold and Rose Gold Rings:
Diamonds-usa can make any of our jewels in Rose Gold.
If your love for rose gold seems to never end, then you are not alone in it. This relatively new and rosy member of the gold family has cast a spell on gold lovers all around the world, gravitating even those who are not particularly gold lovers towards it. So what is it that’s so fascinating about this metal that has the entire world under its spell?
Well, for one, it’s a pure novelty. For another, it’s beautiful beyond words. Gold as we knew it before the arrival of the pink variety was bright, bold and everything bling. It’s the flashy quality of gold that was nudging everybody towards platinum, which was rare and a sophisticate metal in the eyes of the buyers.
But, the arrival of pink gold changed it all. That gold can be far from gaudy and jazzy, less than brassy and much more than silvery was established by the demure-looking, rosy gold variant. It changed the perspectives of millions towards gold in a heartbeat. It ushered in a new era of gold where what had once been shunned aside for the glitz and glamor of platinum is embraced with renewed love and enthusiasm.
Rose gold, pink gold or red gold, was popular in Russia at the beginning of the 19th century, and was also called Russian gold.
Trending since the day it saw the light of day and even now, rose gold has been around since before this century. Pink gold came into existence sometime between the middle to the later part of 19th century. So, calling it new will probably be less than accurate. Disputes, aside, let’s dig deeper into this exotic kind of gold.
What’s Rose Gold Made of?
Have you ever wondered, while admiring the gentle blush and delicate beauty of rose gold, what it’s made of? Of course the color couldn’t be just gold because gold, as we all know is yellow. How then, from such a rich warm tone, this gold came to wear an unmistakably tender pink hue? Well, the answer lies in its chemical composition.
Gold, as you would have rightly guessed in its purest form is gold in color. 24 Karat which is its purest form is warm yellow. That’s exactly how it occurs in the bowels of the earth. Whatever other color that gold may come in is created in the laboratory. In this case, the pink color of gold is the result of careful weighing and measuring of metals and pigments and mixing them in the right proportion. The mixture is what call alloy.
Now, rose gold as a metal carries more than just a shade of pink. Rose gold occurs in varying shades of red, pink and rose. It’s made by mixing pure gold which is yellow in color with copper. When the yellow from gold and russet of copper come together, they blend in to create a beautiful pink.
The tone of pink depends on the percentage of copper and gold in the mix. The more copper it has, the redder it appears. Conversely, the less copper it has, the more golden it looks. Commonly, rose gold is made in proportions of 7 and a half parts gold and 2 and a half parts copper. 18K copper is normally used in rose gold.
Because rose gold of any shade consists of a certain percentage of copper in it, there is no such thing as pure rose gold. The same goes for white gold which is a combination of pure gold and some white metal like silver, palladium or nickel. Pure gold only occurs in one color and that’s golden yellow. Be that as it may, rose gold is easily a favorite of most gold lovers and even those who take no particular fancy for gold.
“Although the names are often used interchangeably, the difference between red, rose, and pink gold is the copper content: the higher the copper content, the stronger the red coloration. Pink gold uses the least copper, followed by rose gold, with red gold having the highest copper content. Examples of the common alloys for 18K rose gold, 18K red gold, 18K pink gold, and 12K red gold:
· 18K red gold: 75% gold, 25% copper
· 18K rose gold: 75% gold, 22.25% copper, 2.75% silver
· 18K pink gold: 75% gold, 20% copper, 5% silver
Up to 15% zinc can be added to copper-rich alloys to change their color to reddish yellow or dark yellow. 14K red gold, often found in the Middle East, contains 41.67% copper.
The highest karat version of rose gold, also known as crown gold, is 22 karat.
During ancient times, due to impurities in the smelting process, gold frequently turned a reddish color. This is why many Greco-Roman texts, and even many texts from the middle ages, describe gold as "red".”
Rose Gold and Antique Jewelry
One of the reasons why rose gold is hot at this point is because the metal has a certain kind of antiquity. After a couple of spectacular vintage ornaments in rose gold was released soon after the relaunch of the metal, it took an antique appearance in the minds of the buyers.
Today, rose gold is very often associated with antique jewelry and that’s another reason why rose gold is a dominant metal in vintage-inspired jewelries.
The Pink in 14K Vs. 18K Rose Gold
A lot of buyers have responded different to 14k and 18K rose golds. To clear the air right at the start, yes, there is a difference in the color between 14k and 18k rose gold.
Typically 18K rose gold that carries more gold than copper is a warmer shade which is pinkish gold whereas 14K is blush colored with a gentle touch of gold. 14K rose gold is slightly lighter because of the fact that it has 58% gold and 42% alloy which contains copper and silver. That explains the fading of yellow and prominence of blush.
In 18K rose gold, 75% is gold that gives the tone a distinct warmth and temperature. The rest of it is alloy which is either just copper or a mix of copper and silver. So, if you are looking for something purely pinkish, a 14K rose gold ornament is what you want. For a more yellow cast, pick anything from the 18K section.
Personally, I prefer 18K rose gold rings better because it seems to have a striking balance of gold yellow and copper. However, it is entirely a subject of personal taste. Just so you know, the color difference is too mild to catch attention from over 2 meters in daylight.
Rose gold Vintage engagement ring with diamonds
Rose Gold Rings with Morganite Gems
If you are looking for something inexpensive in gold, then a rose gold ring decorated with Morganite gems is the best choice available. Morganite stones are pretty cheap, and compared to real gems, they are as good as free.
However, in terms of appearance, they equal any real gem to a pair of untrained eyes. Rose gold further brings the price down because of its alloy composition. So together, they work great to present stunning jewelries that are visually as appealing as fine jewelry but with a very modest price tag.
Rose gold engagement ring with Oval Morganite