Brushed Rose Gold

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
5208 posts
Bee Keeper

oregonbeach:  Are you positive that is rose gold? It looks very much like yellow gold to me. Is it possible they sent you the wrong band?

Post # 3
301 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

On my screen, your band (which is lovely, btw) looks like yellow gold.  I’m no expert, but I wouldn’t expect the finish to change the color that much.  I would ask them to check that the ring is actually 18K rose gold.  Personally, I’m not a fan of the hammered finish for that band.  I would go with polished, brushed, or a combination with one of those finishes for the leaves and one for the stems, like you have it now.

Post # 4
277 posts
Helper bee

Hhhmmm. That is really different. I’d be inclined to think they made a mistake and used yellow gold, although, what do I know really. Could you have it done in 14K? That would mean less yellow (since gold is naturally yellow) and more alloy, which is what makes it look rosey in the first place?  I’d ask Beth for help. Do the “stems” match what you’re going for? Could you have the leaves shiny and the stems matte? I sometimes like mixed metals so it could grow on me, I just don’t think it’s what you asked for. That being said, I think it’s a really pretty ring. 

Post # 5
1016 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

I’ve seen brushed rose gold in person, and that finish doesn’t make it look any more yellow IMO. That looks very much like yellow gold. 18k can look more yellow than 14, but not usually by as much as it looks in your picture. That said, the same composition of rose gold can look a lot different depending on who you get it from. I’ve seen very very pink 14k rose gold, and also 14k rose gold that looked more coppery than pink. 

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Post # 6
3268 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2015

oregonbeach:  Like others have said, I would suspect that they sold you a yellow gold band, not a rose gold one. I think even brushed rose gold has a pink color, and the polished stems of the leaves, on my computer screen, look the same color as my yellow gold engagement ring. 

I like the finish on it as it is now. But be aware that the brushed finish will likely smooth out to a polished one on its own within a month or so. My e-ring came with a matte/brushed finish, which was very pretty, but it didn’t take long for it to become as shiny as a polished ring– which I don’t mind, actually.

Post # 7
4910 posts
Honey bee

oregonbeach:  That’s a beautiful band. I really like the style and finish of it (brushed leaves and polished stems). But I agree with the PPs. It looks like yellow gold to me.

Post # 9
5160 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

I love your set.  I prefer the look of mixed metals so would have done it this way intentionally!  I actually  have a rose gold band and a platnium e-ring.

The band certainly doesn’t look like rose gold to me – are you sure it is?

Post # 10
2579 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2006

It is a super pretty ring.. But, I agree with everyone else. That looks nothing like rose gold. That looks yellow gold all the way! Maybe they did the wrong gold color? I would send it back for sure. And, I like how it is now. And, I don’t think they would look good with hammer finish. 

Post # 11
1787 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

My half rose wedding band has a matte finish, and it looks closer in color to your wedding band than your engagement ring. I think the contrast looks nice, but if you don’t like it, try getting all of it in the same finish as your engagement ring. 

Post # 12
288 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

18k rose gold does tend to look less pink so maybe it’s just a very subtle “glow” rather than a solid pink for your ring? Turnanewleaf’s link was very eye opening for me. The rose and the yellow gold looked nearly identical in the pics unless you looked at the tint on the inside of the rings!

Post # 14
8583 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I love the ring! But your right it does look like yellow gold..but mixed metals are in right now! send it back if you aren’t happy to see if they can polish it to a glossy finish..but I still think it may look more yellow..perhaps brushed 14k rose gold would match better?

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