(Closed) Does rose gold reflect into your diamond?

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: A Rose Gold Setting

    Would make my diamond look whiter

    Would reflect more yellow into my diamond

  • Post # 2
    511 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: July 2017

    My ring is all rose gold and the diamond has no discoloration. My diamond is an H, so its pretty close but it also depends on the cut of your diamond and how it reflects. I have heard of people doing all rose gold with white gold on just the prongs. I know you say its not an option, but depending on the setting you want you may not even notice it. Would it bother you more to have an obviously discolored diamond or white gold prongs you hardly notice? You just have to decide what is best for you. 

    Post # 3
    1598 posts
    Bumble bee

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    mwd123:  My original ring was rose gold, as well as the one I’m having made now, and that came from a chain store (so not a good quality of diamond) and it really did not absorb the rose gold. If anything it made it look quite stark white and it popped with the rose gold.

    I understand your worry and hesitation, the ring I’m having made at the moment will have a J coloured heart diamond (most would say nightmare due to it being a fancy cut with that colour however with its ideal cut and clarity it didn’t show any colour from the side or top and just looked like it has character). When I went to see it in person I got to put it in a temporary rose gold mount and the lovely lady from Samara James also brought out further examples and I have to say it just made it pop and look white. 

    Also, take a look around the forum because I have seen quite a few diamonds in this colour range in a setting of rose gold and they look very white and fantastic.

    Post # 4
    1999 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: April 2016

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    mwd123:  diamonds look ridiculously white in rose gold. he probably doesn’t want you to get it because a, he could sell you a whiter diamond. Or B, he can sell you a more expensive setting.

    I have diamonds in my halo and they look very white, there is a small dainty diamonds so they are low in color grade. 

    On the flipside of your question sometimes the Rosegold reflects into my stone, but it’s only in certain lights and it’s literally a reflection, like I can see the prong in reflecting off the stone. But no color from of the rose gold setting ever reflects into my stone.

    Post # 5
    109 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: January 2006

    I always heard the opposite.. for a warmer diamond set them in yellow or rose gold to make it look whiter. Sounds like they just want to sell you a more expensive colorless diamond.

    Post # 6
    3232 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: May 2015

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    mwd123: I had heard that putting a stone in rose gold would make it look whiter, but when my DH got my diamond he took it to an independent appraiser (she doesn’t sell gold or any jewelry herself) and she told him he would be crazy to set it in rose gold prongs. Mine is colorless though, so it would be hard to make it look “whiter”…maybe with a lower color it would help. I would seriously look at rings with a white gold or platinum head. It’s almost impossible to tell. Mine is rose gold with platinum prongs and you can’t really tell unless you’re looking up close, it definitely doesn’t come off as a mixed metal ring. 

    Post # 7
    243 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: June 2016

    Nope! that was a concern of my fiance’s, although I decided I wouldn’t mind if it looked pinkish or whatever. turns out there was nothing to worry about. My diamond looks very white. 

    Post # 8
    189 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: December 2015

    I don’t personally think the rose gold changes the color.  Mine is h and it looks white.  It doesn’t make it look yellow at all.  🙂

    Post # 9
    112 posts
    Blushing bee
    • Wedding: July 2016

    I know you say you aren’t into two metals, but my band is rose gold and the prongs are platinum. You really cannot tell that there are two metals. Our jeweler suggested we do platinum to make the diamond brighter if that was a concern of ours. 


    Post # 10
    429 posts
    Helper bee

    I did two tone but definitely got the prongs rose to enhance the white in my emerald. Also because i knew I wanted a rose gold wedding band (the sample band was yellow as shown in picture) I got the two so it looked like a set. 

    Post # 11
    22 posts

    I would just go for the rose gold. I have an asscher cut that’s a G color and it looks awesome in my rose gold setting. Nobody thinks my stone looks “yellow” or anything like that. I think if your stone is well cut you should be fine. 

    Post # 12
    19 posts

    I have a D color set in yellow gold and I honestly never see any sort of reflection. If it’s occuring, I certainly don’t notice. 

    Post # 13
    771 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: August 2018

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    mwd123:  Absolutely not true. My ring isn’t rose gold but yellow gold (so according to that logic, it should reflect more yellow into my diamond) but I never see any yellow in it and it’s a J color. The halo diamonds are F-G color for reference. 


    There are several videos on YouTube where you can see rose gold engagement rings, you might find them helpful as well – here’s one of them: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z-BMJcPtg8o

    Post # 14
    1037 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: September 2014 - Merritt Winery

    My diamond is a G and it looks super white in  my rose gold setting. I always thought that diamonds “popped” more in rose or yellow gold. 

    Post # 15
    96 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: October 2016 - Botanical Gardens

    I don’t think so my diamond is a M in color. 

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