(Closed) Rose gold – different shades? (Post pics + info please!)

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

Mine is 18k rose gold :). It’s not super pink but a hint of rose. 

 

Post # 4
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2015

The more copper in the gold the more pinkish your ring would be.  A14 karat gold will be more pinkish than 18 karat,  and 22k will be dark yellow in comparison.  Here is my 14k ering

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2013

I use to have a 14k rose gold solitaire that was very pink in color. I have solid 14k rose gold huggie earrings and 14k rose gold filled huggie earrings. A solid 14k rose twist band, and a solid 14k rose gold spacer. There is a color difference between all five. It is very difficult to get the eaxact same color rose gold if bought from different jewelers. The solitaire was the pinkest, the twist band and spacer band are more coppery. The rose gold filled earrings are a pinkish peach color, and the solid rose gold earrings are more peachish gold. The color of rose gold varies from jeweler to jeweler and will depend on the other alloys used. So if you want it to be very pink then I’d ask the jeweler you are using what their rose gold is like. You could also consider using 10k rose gold, it is more pink than 14k.

Rose gold filled huggie earring is on top and solid rose gold on bottom.

 

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: December 2015

MrsAAA:  thanks!  Good luck!  Love rose gold!

Post # 8
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2016

Mine is Tacori’s 18k, which is on the yellow side (which was a plus for me).  PPs are right.  Every single jeweler has different colored rose gold, since it’s made with a mixture of alloys.  The lower the karat weight, the better your chances of getting it “pinker” but it’s still not a guarantee, so you really need to see them in person before you commit.

It looks pinker in this picture than I think it does in real life.

Post # 10
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: January 2010

I would definitely recommend going in to a jeweller with examples of the kind of “pink” you want so they can see if they can source or (some can) make alloys that work best for you. Different manufacturers of stock settings will also use an alloy that may make their rose gold solitaire more pink than another manufacturers, etc.

Generally, a lower karat gold will be more pink than a higher karat gold, but not always, and colours can range a lot at the same karat. It all depends on the alloys used. Gold wants to be yellow, so various alloys will be used to pull it more pink, but it can only do so much when you have higher karat weights, and often other alloys aside from copper are added to make the metal easier to work, which also has an effect on colour.

In general, to me 18k “rose gold”, which I personally prefer, often looks more peachy and can even look very close to yellow, and is warmer,whilst 14k is often more pink, and cooler. 10k can be even more pink, but  10k is not something I would choose for fine jewellery. 

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Post # 11
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Busy bee

MrsAAA:  My ring is 14K rose gold, according to what Darling Husband told the jeweler he wanted. The papers say “pink gold” but to me it looks yellow gold, ha. You can see how yellow it is next to my 14k yellow gold band underneath. Whatevs, I love it 😉 Just make sure to show the jeweler a picture or ring of exactly the color you expect.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: January 2015

Here is my 14kt rose gold ring..

Post # 13
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2016

white gold with rose gold halo. i was determined to get rose gold in my ring. 

Post # 15
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Buzzing Beekeeper

Commenting to follow! I love RG but don’t want it looking too coppery and don’t want it too yellow-gold-like. So also curious about what the right balance is.

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