(Closed) Does rose gold contain nickel?

posted 6 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
7425 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

My Darling Husband is way better at google than I am 🙂



18K Rose Gold: 75% gold, 22.5% copper, 2.75% silver

It looks like it shouldn’t have nickel in it but I have no idea if a jeweler would add it as a filler? Are you planning on buying from a jeweler? Perhaps they will be able to give you a better answer.

Post # 4
2596 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2008 - County courthouse

If u have a nickel allergy….u might have a copper one too. i have a nickel and copper allergy . i even had the paragard iud which is copper coated nickel….i suffered for 6 months. can u wear copper stuff?

Post # 5
9098 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

Rose gold is “colored” with copper, so it should contain very, very little nickel, if any.

Post # 6
10577 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

My ering is 14k rose gold.. we had it custom made and i was told by my jeweler that it typically does not contain nickel..from my understanding its gold copper and silver. 

Post # 7
980 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2016 - Blue Hound Farm


Post # 8
38 posts

The majority of my jewellery is rose gold, my understanding is that it’s a mixture of gold, copper and silver or palladium. 

I’m in the UK, and here there are regulations on the use of nickel in jewellery. It’s not used in white gold either. The alloy might differ in the US. 

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