Anything goes when it comes to engagement rings in the year 2018. Fashion and wedding magazines found that brides are getting more adventurous when it comes to their dream rings – whether it is their choice in stone cuts, stone types and ring shapes. Brides-to-be are not necessarily breaking away from traditions but are rather making their own by choosing modern and exciting rings.
The Popularity of Rose Gold Engagement Rings
Rose gold rings have been around since the 1800s but have stood the test of time and continue to be popular, especially after rose quartz was hailed Pantone’s Colour of the Year in 2016. More women then have been attracted to the soft pinkish blush of this type of metal jewellery. According to a 2017 feature by Harper’s Bazaar, rose gold engagement rings are found right in between modern fashion and a current spin on tradition.
Rose gold engagement rings are easily the most accessible choice. Compared to other metals, they are more affordable. The rose undertones also match any skin tone and almost any colour of gemstone, which helps bring out the natural feminine blush of the wearer.
The Composition of the Rose Gold Metal
So how does the rose gold metal achieve its beautiful signature pinkish hue? Rose gold is actually a combination of pure gold and a copper alloy.
Jewellers have created this mix to create a stronger jewellery foundation since pure 24 karat gold is too soft for jewellery.
The colour of the jewellery depends on how much gold and copper are used in the mix. A redder rose gold ring has more copper in it, while a rose gold ring with a lighter shade has more gold in it.
Some versions of rose gold contain other metals like silver, palladium and zinc.
Advantages of Rose Gold Rings
As mentioned earlier, rose gold is stronger than pure gold which makes the former a durable choice for jewellery. Due to the copper mix, it is less susceptible to wear and tear and is able to withstand the challenges of everyday use.
Rose gold does not tarnish, but over time it develops a thin-greenish blue layer called patina that is common with copper. Many people value this formation as it gives an aged look. But for those who are not attracted to it, patina can be easily removed by taking the jewellery to an expert for a clean and polish.
Engagement Rings for Personal Tastes
Finecraft Jewellery carries rose gold engagement rings that come in a variety of styles, so you are sure that there is at least one that fits your personal preference. We also provide customised engagement rings by letting you mix and match ring types, gemstones and stone cuts and shapes. Our ring styles vary from traditional vintage to adventurous contemporary designs.
Make them say yes in style with our elegant collection. To get a closer look, visit our shop today in Hatton Garden. You can also get in touch with us on 020 7242 9194 or 020 72742 0287 for any enquiries.