Is rose gold trendy and not manly?

posted 3 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
9436 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2016

I think you should get whatever you want. I do think it’s trendy right now but yellow, white, and rose gold all rotate through being the trendy metal color. I can also see how it wouldn’t be a popular choice among men because it’s pink and society decided pink is a girly color which is ridiculous but it is what it is.

So I think what the sales associate said is true but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t get a rose gold ring if that’s what you want.

Post # 3
2901 posts
Sugar bee

My opinion is that regardless of trends, you should just wear what you love.  My DH has a rose gold wedding band and I don’t think it makes him look less manly…

Post # 4
1423 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 2018

If you love it then go for it. My husband and I have peach gold (50-50 rose and yellow alloyed gold) matching wedding bands and he doesn’t care what anyone else thinks about it nor has anyone said anything negatively about it either. In-fact he gets compliments on it all the time. Stop worrying about what the sales rep says and go with your gut! πŸ™‚

Post # 5
346 posts
Helper bee

I don’t really understand why people think RG is trendy when it’s actually not common to see RG e rings and wedding bands at all. Most people have white gold. The second is probably yellow but it’s rare that I see rose gold in real life. And from other posts on here it’s not common for others to see rose gold rings in real life either.

get what you love, who cares! Rose gold is beautiful and so romantic! πŸ™‚ 

Post # 6
580 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

My grandfather has a 10mm rose gold wedding band and it doesn’t look unmanly in the least. He and my grandmother have been married now for 55 years πŸ™‚ so also not just trendy for now. I love his ring and have never considered it to be unmanly at all πŸ™‚ 

Go for what you love!

Post # 7
7800 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

My mom got married a few years ago, and her husband took his fathers (or maybe grandfathers?) rose gold wedding ring and had it repolished and sized to wear. While rose gold is certainly MORE trendy, it’s not like it was invented in 2015, its been around for a while. 

Post # 8
33 posts

 Get what you want! Originally, I thought I would want rose gold, but when I tried it on the jewelry store, I just liked the way the white gold looked on my skin. If rose gold is your thing, then get it. I don’t think you’ll regret it. 

Post # 9
1956 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

My husband has a male co-worker who wears a stunning rose gold wedding band. I think it’s gorgeous and not in the least bit unmanly; it’s subtle and classic. Wear what you love! 

Post # 10
2661 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2005 - Shreveport, LA

I have a rose gold ering but my husbands is white gold, it’s not that he wouldn’t wear rose gold it’s just I upgraded my ring and he didn’t. I still have my original set that matches his but I usually wear my rose gold. Men look great in pink and the rose gold could be manly if the band is done right and not dainty! You get what you love and you’ll be happy you did! 

Post # 11
409 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

Well yes it is currently trendy and I wouldn’t say it’s that manly. However if it looks great on you and you love it then whats not to love?! 

Post # 12
525 posts
Busy bee

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livdvs89 :  that employee is in the wrong job. 

My dad has a rose gold band, and he’s very manly. If it looks good with your skin tone and you like it, don’t give it another thought. 

My fiancé and I are both having rose gold wedding bands made. Not because it’s “trendy,” but because we were given color palettes  of what looks best for us to wear, and we both got rose gold. 

Rose Gold doesn’t look vastly different – it’s just a bit warmer.


do what works for you – that’s what’s manly πŸ˜‰ 

Post # 13
538 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2020 - Summer Camp!

Rose gold is yellow gold mixed with copper, which is orange. Mine is more orange than pink. Also, fun fact, copper was used with tin to make the first alloy known to man (hence the bronze age). Pretty cool, and definitely not unmanly. 


My fiance has a hammered titanium ring with a rose gold inlay that looks manly to me. Maybe consider getting one that’s mixed metal or hammered, satin, or brushed finish?

Post # 14
667 posts
Busy bee

I say get what you want, especially if you prefer the way rose gold looks with your skin tone. As PPs have mentioned, it is fairly uncommon to see rose gold in real life. I wouldn’t care it a trend. 

Post # 15
214 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: November 2019

My husband (who happens to be a very manly firefighter/paramedic) has a rose gold band. 

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