To rose gold, or not to rose gold?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
  • poll: I should:
    Go ahead and ask for a rose gold ering w/ white center stone; it'll stand the test of time! : (57 votes)
    56 %
    Stick w/ white metal & white stone so I won't hate myself in a few years : (23 votes)
    23 %
    Get a rose gold RHR : (20 votes)
    20 %
    Other (please explain!) : (2 votes)
    2 %
  • Post # 3
    103 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: November 2014

    @ChicFoodist:  I really like rose gold too!  But, the rose gold can cast a weird color on your diamond, making it look kind of cloudy.  I got white gold and LOVE the way it makes my diamond look.  The white gold makes my diamond look white/clear, unlike the rose gold color.  My jeweler actually set my diamond into different settings for me so I could see what each one did to the color of my diamond, and the white gold by far was my favorite.  But, some people may like that the rose gold adds a little bit of color to their diamond, so I guess it depends on what you like!  Just go try on different colors and see what you like!  

    Post # 4
    1197 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2014

    @ChicFoodist:  I have a rose gold engagement ring with a white gold halo. the way I look at it, white gold/platinum came on the scene not too long ago, so they aren’t really “classic”. the classic look is yellow gold. so not matter what you get, it will be “trendy” to an extent. I love my rose gold ring because I can wear both yellow and white metals with it:) if you are on the fence, you can get a white gold/platinum ering, and get a rose gold wedding band.

    Post # 5
    459 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @ChicFoodist:  I have a white gold engagement ring, which I love, and ended up getting a rose gold and diamond wedding band. I didn’t realize until I was looking for bands that I wanted something a little different. In retrospect, I might have gotten a rose gold and morganite engagement ring because it would have been quite a bit cheaper, but I love my set. If you’re nervous about a rose gold e-ring being too trendy, could you get a rose gold wedding band instead?

    Post # 6
    9412 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

    @ChicFoodist:  I hate rose gold. However, it’s up to you what you like!

    Post # 7
    852 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: September 2013

    To me white gold is faddy. Yellow and rose and more timeless. But that is just me 🙂

    Post # 8
    10904 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    I love white metal, and my e-ring and wedding band are platinum with diamonds. However, I also love the look of rose gold.

    I voted that you should go with the white metal and white stones for your wedding set. However, you could always get a rose gold RHR with a pink stone or get a rose gold and diamond band that you stack with your e-ring and wedding band or wear alone occasionally.  I tried this with a stack of rose-gold-plated sterling silver rings, but my platinum rings ate the rose-gold plating alive.  The finish only lasted through about five wearings at most, so, if you decide to go this route, don’t try anything rose-gold plated.

    Post # 9
    10904 posts
    Sugar Beekeeper
    • Wedding: May 2009

    Since I am older than many of you, I find it interesting that some people consider yellow gold to be classic and white metal to be trendy.

    I have not researched this, but I would guess that these perceptions are based upon our age and what our grandmothers (and other women in their age group) and our mothers (and other women in their age group) wore and what most of our friends have chosen. 

    I grew up in an era where my grandmother (who married in the late 1920s or early 1930s) wore a white gold wedding set, and so did my mother (who married in the mid 1950s.) Most of my friends married between the mid 1980s and the mid 1990s, and they all have yellow gold, because, at that time, yellow gold was all the rage, and white metal was considered to be outdated.

    I married in 2009, and by then, yellow gold had long since ceased to be the popular choice. Just about everyone I knew who married in the mid to late 2000s was choosing white metals.

    Post # 10
    749 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: February 2018

    I chose get a rose gold rhr 🙂

    Post # 11
    5482 posts
    Bee Keeper
    • Wedding: October 2013

    @ChicFoodist:  You probably have to go try some on in each metal to see which screams at you PICK ME!!! 😉 Only halfway joking! I thought I wanted rose gold, ordered rose gold and had the diamond set in rose gold … only to get it home and be like, meh. Promptly had it reset in white gold and love it!

    I second the idea of a rose gold wedding band or stacker. I have a plain rose gold band and that I love, so go figure!

    Post # 12
    6789 posts
    Busy Beekeeper
    • Wedding: March 2014 - A castle!

    @ChicFoodist:  I really really love rose gold now too. I fell in love with it after seeing all these lovely posts on the bee, before I was completely indifferent, but now I find myself drooling over rose gold rings! With an unforntunate/fortunate (depends on how I look at it) turn of events, I am getting a new e-ring and going the custom route, from scratch. I really really considered getting a rose gold e-ring, but in the end I couldn’t bring myself to do it. I feel like I have too much white gold and sterling silver jewelry and nothing at all in the ways of rose gold. I would like to start a collection of rose gold and maybe have a second set someday in rose gold, but for my OG e-ring I had to go white gold with white center stone. 

    Post # 13
    159 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: June 2013

    I love love love my rose gold rings!! I don’t think they are faddy, imo. I get compliments on them all of the time, they are 14k rose gold. 

    Post # 14
    477 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: July 2013


    I’m in the same boat you are. 

    It’s funny, but before getting engaged, many of my necklaces were copper and rose gold; I’m no girly-girl, but the color just looks great on my skin tone.  Back when it came time to find a ring, I don’t know why I didn’t consider rose gold and now have a white gold engagement ring/wedding band. 

    Now I’m wondering if I should switch it out to rose since I know the color will probably look really nice on my hand, but I don’t know how it’ll affect the diamonds’ appearance as a whole.

    Post # 16
    3202 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: January 2014

    Rose gold does not need to be re-dipped, as it’s not “dipped” in the first place–the metal alloy is just that color.

    I have a rose gold set, and while I think that it is certainly trendy, I sort of LIKE that about it. I love the idea that my kids someday will see my rings as evocative of the twenty teens, because that long ago era is when their parents got married. 🙂

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