(Closed) Rose gold Ladies! What is the diff. between 14kt and 18kt in color?

posted 8 years ago in Rings
Post # 3
219 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

@MissHockey:  i’m not sure the difference in the 14 or 18 however i just wanted to comment that i have never had any copper residue on my finger after wearing my ring. 🙂

Post # 4
913 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

The rose color comes from the copper, and because 14kt gold has less gold than 18kt, there is more room for copper. So 14kt gold can be a bit pinker than 18kt, but it won’t always be. It depends on the alloy the company uses.

I have a few 18kt rose gold pieces and it’s such a beautiful rosy color and no it doesn’t leave a copper residue.

Post # 5
1266 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Different vendors have different colors and blends of rose gold. 14K will generally be a little bit rosier because there’s less gold (yellow) and more copper (pink color).


Post # 6
1249 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2012

@MissHockey:  I don’t have any pictures for you but 14kt rose gold is generally more pink (higher percentage copper) than 18kt gold (higher percentage gold, less copper). Personally I prefer the color of 14kt rose gold to 18kt rose gold, but it’s probably a good idea to try it on your skin tone. Rose gold is an alloy so the copper is melted with the gold, so you shouldn’t notice any copper residue on your finger! Good luck with your decision!

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