Questions for Rose Gold owners/ connoisseurs PLEASE

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
279 posts
Helper bee

@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 # 5
202 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

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 # 7
103 posts
Blushing bee


They might also be pushing it because it is what they have in stock.

Post # 8
9 posts
  • Wedding: May 2013

@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
291 posts
Helper bee

@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
54 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: September 2013


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
497 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

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
159 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2013


My rose gold rings, I LOVE them! You can’t really see they are rose gold from this angle but they are. 

Post # 14
8589 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

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.

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