(Closed) Rose Gold Solitaire Dilemma

posted 5 years ago in Rings
Post # 2
221 posts
Helper bee

futuremrspearson:  I would see if you can get the white gold head and have it plated with rose gold. It will take forever to wear out to white, since nothing really ever touches that part of the ring. Good luck!

ETA: can we see it?

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by  Yak.
Post # 3
893 posts
Busy bee

Here you are! Six claw prongs, rose gold:


eta: I think Yak’s idea is a really good one too! Ask your jeweler about doing that for your ring. (However, I have never heard of rose gold being softer than white or yellow gold…)

  • This reply was modified 4 years, 8 months ago by Profile Photo Honey2Bee.
Post # 4
4640 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

I had no idea that rose gold wasn’t as durable as white. 

Here is my friend’s set. It is so pretty!


Post # 7
1616 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2014 - Cape May

I have honestly never heard of rose gold being weaker than other gold. Only if mixture wasn’t right as a PP has mentioned. 

futuremrspearson:  Have you considered a second opinion from another jeweler? I’m just wondering a different jeweler would agree with that. As for keeping it in a  4 prong setting are you open to a basket setting? I have one and was advised it would be stronger than just a prong setting. 

Post # 9
868 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2016 - Cherry Orchard

I have a rose gold 4 prong solitaire with a white gold head and you can’t even tell its white gold. It’s not noticeable. 

Post # 11
279 posts
Helper bee

I have never heard anyone say that rose gold is less strong than white or yellow gold, and I don’t think that is true at all. I have a rose gold ring that I have worn for 3 years and it has not needed any repairs. I also used to work for a jeweller and did not see the rose gold rings we sold needing any more repairs than white gold. I would get a second opinion from another jeweller.

Post # 12
1112 posts
Bumble bee

futuremrspearson:  it’s just as strong. It most likely was not made right. Mins is 18k RG which is a little bit softer than 14k, but I haven’t had any problem with it.

Post # 13
238 posts
Helper bee

Honey2Bee:  Your ring is gorgeous! Is it a high polish finish or matte?

ETA – Sorry for the thread revival. I had to ask! 

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