(Closed) Rose Gold: Anyone out there a metalurgist?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

More copper = redder gold.  Do you know if your ring is 14k or 18k?

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

I don’t think I would have ever called rose gold “red” or even red tinted.  It’s really like yellow gold with a pink tint is the best way I can describe it. 

For example I have a set of 3 pairs of stud earring balls. White, yellow and rose gold.  I will pick them all up and go “there’s the rose pair”, but if I just grab one it can take a second to tell.  Especially first thing in the morning lol.

Keep in mind I am not a jeweler or metalurgist… this is just my 20 years of experience with personal jewelry in a few states… so it could be way off for all I know! 🙂

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

There are tons of alloys of rose gold. Some are more red and some are less red. The key is to look at the ones your jeweler uses before picking if it matters to you, but it sounds like it’s too late now.

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@mmagoo6:  Can you ask the jewelry what the alloy is?  I think a little silver is added in sometimes.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

You will find several expert opinions if you post on betterthandiamonds.com.  

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

I have a pair of earrings that were my grandmother’s that are white gold, rose gold and yellow gold intertwined. I’ve never sent them to be polished or plated. the rose gold and yellow gold are fairly close but distinguishable. The rose gold is definitely not red. I personally would be able to to tell hat your ring is rose gold, but I can see how it could come off as gold gold to those who are not familiar with rose gold. However, I would say that it is close to the same colour as may rose gold. Beautiful ring, btw! I would be happy with it!

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@mmagoo6:  Oh there’s a forum too.  Just google better than diamonds forum and it should bring it right up.

Post # 13
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Bee Keeper

@mmagoo6:  check out Brian gavin diamonds. That’s the reddest/pinkest rose gold I’ve ever seen. 

Post # 14
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2015

The plating they’re talking about is (I believe) a rose rhodium plating. It’s the same process that they use for all white gold rings. Depending on your skin type, your pattern of wear, andcontact with abrasive chemicalS it should last you about a year+

Everyone with a modern white gold ring is doing this process so it’s really not as bad as it sounds. I work for a jeweler and we would charge about 45 to do a white gold ring so it’s relatively inexpensive. 

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