Rose gold, also known as pink gold or blush gold, has become increasingly popular over the last few years. You may have noticed it popping up everywhere from electronics and shoes to home decor to jewelry. This popularity along with its truly enchanting color have inspired many couples to consider a rose gold engagement ring; however, some are wary that rose gold may only be a passing fad.
While there’s no denying its recent prominence, rose gold has actually been around since at least the early 19th century. In Imperial Russia, jeweler Carl Fabergé incorporated rose gold into his famous eggs and other creations for the royal family. In fact, rose gold became so linked to Fabergé’s work that it was known as “Russian gold” in this period. Since then rose gold has been among the most coveted precious metals, with other notable peaks in popularity during the romantic Victorian era and again in the roaring 1920s.
Rose gold, which is a mixture of yellow gold and a copper alloy, offers a number of benefits to consider when shopping for an engagement ring. The copper actually makes it more durable than either white or yellow gold – meaning it’s less prone to scratches and dents. And unlike white gold, it doesn’t have a rhodium coating that will need to be re-plated. Rose gold also doesn’t tarnish, but it does develop a patina that enhances its vintage appeal.
With their rich history and enduring practicality, rose gold engagement rings are so much more than a mere trend. And ultimately, you don’t choose a rose gold engagement ring because it’s popular, but because it’s something you love! Don’t ever be afraid to express your individual style, especially with your bridal jewelry.
Here are our picks for rose gold engagement rings that will surely stand the test of time.
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