Post # 1
I have a few questions regarding metals for both my e-ring setting and wedding band. I’ve always loved how yellow and rose gold look on my skin tone. I’m Hispanic with a tan skin tone and warm undertones. I assumed that yellow/rose gold were the most favorable metals for my skin tone. PLUS I’m just obsessed with rose gold (partially thanks to the bee and to Blake Lively’s wedding set), I love how romantic and feminine it looks. However when I go to the jewelers, they all advice to go with platinum, they say a white metal would pop more against my golden skin. They also say that platinum is more durable than gold and lastly (and perhaps more importantly) whats the point of getting a near colorless stone (G) if you’re gonna set it in a color metal that’s gonna give it hints of yellow or pink anyway?
So my questions are:
1. Do you think your yellow or rose gold setting makes your diamond appear a bit colored?
2. Does rose gold, being a mixture of yellow gold and copper, have the same issue as white gold (needs to be redipped from time to time for the yellow not to come through)?
3. There are many variations among rose gold rings. Some look really deep and coppery, I prefer BLake’s ring, a very light pink metal but I have no idea what gold/copper percentage might have? (Maybe even a bit of silver?)
4. What metal do you think looks best on medium skin tone?
THanks a lot!
Post # 3
@Melithehoneybee: I’m a rose gold owner, and also work in a jewellery store.
If you are worried about the rose/yellow gold making the diamond appear less white, then I would suggest getting a rose/yellow shank with platinum or white gold prongs. Best of both worlds.
Rose gold does not need to be dipped like white gold does. The rose colour goes all the way through (just like with yellow gold) and can’t wear off.
Rose gold that has a lower gold content will be lighter in colour, so 10k is pinker, and 18k has a deeper colour, with 14k being in the middle. You are correct about silver being included- rose gold is an alloy made from gold, copper, and silver. The colour can also vary between manufacturers depending on the percentages of silver and copper that they use, so if you were looking at two 14k rose gold rings, one could be lighter than the other if it had more silver and less copper. If you are particular about the shade, make sure you see the ring in person before deciding.
I think it is really personal preference as to which metal looks best on a tan skintone. White gold or platinum would provide contrast, and pop against your skin. Rose or yellow gold would compliment the warm undertones.
Post # 4
@coralie: thank you SO MUCH! perfect answer 🙂
Post # 5
totally personal preference.. I would have my cynical hat on and wonder if the jeweller wasnt trying to push platinum as its more expensive/ bigger sale? but thats just me 🙂 pick what you love- I think rose band and white prongs is stunning, and makes the stone ‘pop’.. good luck!
Post # 6
@flutterbee: yeah, I thought the same thing… Thanks for your reply!
Post # 7
They might also be pushing it because it is what they have in stock.
Post # 8
@Melithehoneybee: I have a 14K rose gold ring and I have attached a pic of it. Now, obviously I’m not Hispanic, but I fully believe any ring can complement any skin tone. Sure, the platinum ring would have the most stark contrast to your skin, but it’s also THE most expensive metal wedding rings are made of, so that’s why your jeweler is pushing it. White gold has to be replated because it is yellow gold mixed with nickel or palladium, then dipped in rhodium to brighten the white shine. Rose gold, however, is yellow gold mixed with varying percentages of copper, that’s what gives it the pinky sheen. I chose a 14K rose gold because I wanted it to be more pink than rusty orange, also because I think 10K just looks too faint/similar to yellow gold.
On the subject of the metals making diamonds look more or less white, I was under the impression that if you have a yellower stone, you put it in a yellow or darker metal, because then your stone will appear more white, as it is lighter than the metal. If you put a less-white stone in white gold/platinum, it’ll make it look more yellow in contrast.
Best of luck in your engagement and marriage, I hope you post pics of the ring you do choose! I am a diehard rose gold fan, we get compliments all the time because it is not as common.
Post # 9
@Melithehoneybee: I debated between rose gold and platinum and ultimately chose rose gold with no regrets what-so-ever! I have my moissy set in white gold prongs which I love bc it really seems to make the stone pop. One of the things I like most about rose/yellow gold is that the color is forever and it will never have to be redipped or messed with.
As far as the color goes, mine is 14k rose gold and I wouldn’t change it. The coloring on mine really seems to change based on the lighting or what it is up against. There are times where it looks really yellow to me and other times where it is so pink. Just yesterday I had it setting on a stainless steel container lid and it looked so rosy and gorgeous. I just love it. I’m such a girly girl and I love having that hint of pink in my ring.
My advice to you would be to try on yellow gold, rose gold, and platinum and choose which metal YOU like best. It doesn’t matter what the jeweler says because, in the end, you are the one wearing it every day.
Post # 10
Agreed! I love my rose gold ring because it’s my style and personality fit!
Omg I don’t follow Blake Lively, but I just looked up this to find out about her ring–
“I think he paid around $2 million, maybe closer to $3 million because of the color and size.”
WOAHHHHthis is my ring:
Post # 11
I have a rose gold enagagement ring and it’s beautiful against my caramel complexion. Now, regarding the coloring of the diamond, I think that statement is false. I have a D colorless diamond and do not detect a hint of other hues in the stone. It’s as clear as day.
Now, one thing that is true is that rose gold is not as “hard” a compound as platinum so for longevity purposes, a rose gold band should have some thickness to it.
The best way to get an answer to some of your questions as far as look and feel would be to try some variations of rose gold.
Post # 12
My rose gold rings, I LOVE them! You can’t really see they are rose gold from this angle but they are.
Post # 13
@Regan7312: its beautiful! <3
Post # 14
Mine is 14k rose gold and it appears a very light pink most of the time. It looks darker in pictures. also my prongs are white gold I’ve never noticed it effecting the color of my diamond. My jeweler said the rose gold will not need to be redipped because the color is solid all the way through. However he did say that over time it will scratch and need to be buffed and polished but that’s with most precious metals.
Post # 14
Quick question! If the color J diamond is set in rose gold prongs and shank, would it make it appear more yellow or somehow “wash it out” and make it appear whiter due to the contrast?
Post # 15
I’ve looked up Blake Lively’s ring and the colour gold looks quite similar to mine. Mine is 18k rose gold so is less pink/copper and more yellow than 14k. I personally much prefer this and am glad my fiancé went for 18k over 14k. Here’s a picture of my ring so you can see what I mean;
Obviously the main stone of my ring is a ruby. But the surrounding diamonds have never looked yellow.