Rose Gold Jewelry
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About Rose Gold
About Rose Gold
Enchanting and unique rose gold makes for a stunning way to add more color to your jewelry. From unique rings and beautiful earrings to layered necklaces, rose gold is a beautiful option for many types of jewelry designs. Here are some common questions and answers about this blush beauty.
What is Rose Gold Color?
Rose gold is yellow gold mixed with a copper alloy. Different hues of rose gold depend on the amount of copper added. Artisans sometimes add silver to give the gold a lighter hue. You'll find light pink to be the most common shade, but oranges and reds are also available. Though it isn't 100% gold, rose gold is real gold. The added copper element also makes rose gold is extremely durable.
Sometimes, copper jewelry is confused with rose gold jewelry. Besides checking for gold markings like 10k, 14k or 18k, you can tell the difference between copper and rose gold by the colors. In general, copper will have more of a brown color and rose gold will have pink or red tones.
History of Rose Gold
Rose gold is very popular right now, but this is not the first time it has seen a surge in popularity. Long ago, Russian royalty was partial to the metal in the 1800s. The wild and decadent 1920s also gave rose gold the spotlight. You can still find uniquely beautiful vintage rose gold jewelry pieces from that time.
During the 1940s, many countries restricted the use of platinum because of the wartime. Rose gold rose to popularity during this time. Today, jewelry lovers demand rose gold out of the desire to add color and individuality to jewelry. Because of the mixture of metals in rose gold, it is often more durable than yellow or white gold. The rose gold tone also offers more range, complementing all skin tones.
Does Rose Gold Turn Colors?
Sometimes, metals lose their luster or rust because of reactions to chemicals in the air. Tarnish can cause jewelry to look old and rusty. Rose gold will not lose its color or tarnish. It may appear darker or slightly redder after years of wear. Often, people enjoy the darker shades of rose gold better as it gives each piece a real vintage feel.
How to Clean Rose Gold
One simple way to clean your rose gold jewelry is by using items you probably already have around the home. Line a bowl with aluminum foil with the shiny side facing up. Combine a cup of warm water with a tablespoon of salt, a tablespoon of baking soda and a dash of liquid dish soap. Soak your rose gold jewelry in the mixture for 10-15 minutes.
Remove, rinse and clean with a dry cloth. Your rose gold jewelry will shine after using this simple cleaning technique! You can also bring your rose gold jewelry to a Jared store near you for cleaning in a professional grade machine.
Shop Rose Gold
Rose gold looks fantastic on its own or mixed with other metals (other types of gold). Sets of stackable bangles and rings that feature one or a couple in rose gold are lovely and very popular. By the same token, layered necklaces look fantastic with a rosy pink strand included. Rose gold stands out as a solo metal. It works in a watch, a bracelet or in a wedding or anniversary band. View Less