Lets face it guys, pink is having a moment right now.... like major moment. The best type of pink? Rose ... as in Rosé wine and Rose gold everything! Personally, I can't get enough and I think many of you can agree, save the pumpkin spice and give me Rosé All Day!!
The delicate pink of a nice glass of Rosé, the sparking shades of pink sapphires, tourmoline, quartz and diamonds and my favorite type of gold - Rose gold; it doesn't get better than that.
You would have to be living in a cave to not notice the rise of rose gold everywhere. It isn' t just a metal to make jewelry with, it has become it's own color. Rose gold iPhones, shoes, clothes, hair and even rose gold desserts at Disney parks (which I must say, look fabulous).
Ok so I might be getting ahead of myself. I get it, not everyone is as obesessed with rose gold as I am. You might be asking "what the heck is the big deal?" or "pink gold - huh?". Let's start at the very begining....
Rose gold is what happens when you combine gold with copper. Pure gold (24k) is too soft to be used for jewelry by itself, so that is where 10 karat, 14 karat, 18 karat and 22 karat come from. Those are all alloys of gold and other metals (like silver, nickel or zinc). The higher the karat the higher the actual gold content. 18 karat gold is 75% pure gold, 14 karat is 58.5% pure gold and so on. One of the great things about rose gold is that copper is a nice hard metal when compaired to gold. Putting the two together makes the gold not only a beautiful color - but it is harder than white or yellow gold; making it perfect for everyday wear.
Rose gold first hit the scene in Imerial Russia in the 19th century. Carl Fabergé (aka jeweler to the Russian czars) is credited as one the first, and certainly the most famous to use this blush colored gold. Some of his most ornate creations and even some of his signature Fabergé eggs contained rose gold.
Originally called "Russian Gold" due to it's birth place, it gained popularity throughout europe (duh because it's so awesome). As this gorgeous gold picked up momentum it's moniker changed to the more universal Rose Gold. Over the years rose gold's popularity has waxed and waned. It was used in Victorian and Edwardian jewelry. In 1924 Cartier introduced their Trinity Ring which joined a yellow, white and rose gold bands to make one rolling ring. During the 1920's Cartier added rose gold to many of their oppulent designs.
At this point you might be questioning my committment to rose gold. O.K. fine, go for it...
Do I have a rose gold phone? Yes.
Have I gotten "rose gold" highlights in my hair? Yes.
Do I drink Rosé? Afirmative.
Do I wear rose gold jewelry? YES!! Seriously, I can't get enough ... I am pretty sure everyone in the store is super sick of me saying "oh I love it - but I want it in ROSE GOLD!"
Modern and flamboyant jewelry? Rose gold is major. Classic and refined? Rose gold is exceptional.
Rose gold is one of our very favorite materials for jewelry, especially for engagement and wedding rings. Gorgeous color aside, the durablity factor makes it an excellent choice for wedding sets. You may think just women are clambering for this perfectly pink gold ... but no my friends gentlemen love it too. In fact, my very own brother-in-law has a rose gold wedding band and it looks first-rate on him. You may think this gold would not be masculine enough for some men, but trust me it totally is. If you have your doubts about an all aournd rose gold band, how about two tone? We recently made a custom white and rose gold wedding band for one of our favorite customers and it looks out of sight!
Today, rose gold is flourishing and why not? The pink tones add a flair of femininity in an understated manner. The hardiness makes it superb for a piece of fine jewlery that is truely wearable. The perfect balance of beauty and strength.
Rosé all day!!