So torn between yellow vs rose gold! Help!

posted 2 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Which one looks better on my skin?



  • Post # 2
    1995 posts
    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2019

    Personally, I never understood the desire for a metal to “look good on your skin” – it’s a really subjective way of thinking and it puts things in categories where it may not belong. It’s like larger women being adamant about not wearing stripes. I don’t get it – very few people will look at a larger woman wearing stripes and go “oh CRAP look she’s wearing stripes” – and if they do, why care about their opinion anyway? 

    Wear what you want to wear. If that means yellow gold, so be it. Yellow gold is beautiful on all skin types, even yours. That’s what you’ve wanted your whole life. Go for it. 

    Post # 3
    586 posts
    Busy bee

    I totally get what you mean about the yellow gold. I actually had the same problem with rose gold. I have some pink/orange undertones and the rose gold seemed to amplify those, as well as looking more orange itself, when on other people it looked so rosy and romantic. You may have some yellow or green undertones, which is why the yellow looks more yellow. And as far as classic sensibility goes, my great-great-grandmother’s rings were rose gold, so….

    I think rose gold looks lovely on your skin, but if yellow makes your heart sing, by all means go with yellow! There are no rules here, only what makes you happy 🙂

    Post # 4
    1449 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: August 2019

    I love the way the rose gold looks on you. I also found that yellow gold looked a bit cooler on my skin tone and the rose gold looked like a warmer gold.

    Post # 5
    9320 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper

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    briannawilliams517 :  I think they both look nice, but you clearly prefer how rose gold looks so go for it! You already know you tire of yellow gold quickly so you don’t want to have that happen with your wedding jewelry. 

    Post # 6
    2559 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: November 2012

    Normally I am all about yellow, but I think rose gold compliments your skintone just a tad more. 

    Post # 7
    74 posts
    Worker bee
    • Wedding: November 2019 - Baton Rouge, LA

    Rose gold lady here.  I never disliked yellow gold on my skin, but when I saw rose gold, I fell in love with it.  If you like rose gold best, go with it.  It’s an older alloy/color that cycles in and out; definitely traditional.

    Post # 8
    5151 posts
    Bee Keeper

    You have pink tones in your skin which is why the rose gold looks better. 

    Post # 11
    1629 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2020

    I have Asian skin and I only ever wear rose gold or white gold. I’m just not a yellow gold person. I would wear both bands every day to help you make up your mind. 

    Post # 12
    8508 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: Dorset, UK

    I think the rose gold looks lovely. 

    Post # 13
    6751 posts
    Busy Beekeeper

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    briannawilliams517 :  I think both yellow and rose gold look lovely on  your skin. But it’s obvious from your post that you don’t enjoy wearing yellow gold. So if you are making a major purchase of jewelry you want to wear all the time, you should go with what makes you happiest and what makes your heart sing. And that is the rose gold. Don’t fall into the trap of second-guessing  yourself or trying to talk yourself into a metal that doesn’t make your heart happy. I know that’s easier said than done, because this is something I do to myself ALL the time! There are no wrong choices. Everyone loves different things, and it’s okay to love what you love.

    I think all the metal colors can count as “traditional” at this point. Rose gold was popular for a long time, and then fell out of favor as society’s tastes and fashions changed. I read an article that talked about how it was popular in the 1920s in the US (where I live), but I have also read about it being used for Victorian-era jewelry. My parents got engaged in 1957 or 1958, and white gold was Queen then. I grew up seeing my mom’s white gold set and loving it and that metal. When I got engaged in 1991, I wanted a white gold ring and set. Guess what? White gold was out of fashion completely! Yellow gold had come back around, and that was the only metal to be had at that time. We got my engagement ring at a diamond wholesale place, where you pick out the stone and setting separately, and I remember the associate we worked with telling me I would never find white gold because it was “too old-fashioned”. But, here we are, years later, and you can find white gold everywhere, with both yellow and rose gaining on it in popularity.

    I know that was a long story. (Sorry!) But the point is that every metal color is popular at a certain time. Every color falls out of favor or starts to feel “old fashioned”. And every color makes a come-back eventually. So … for my money, I would call all three (rose, yellow, and white) “traditional”.

    Post # 14
    52 posts
    Worker bee

    I think both rose gold and yellow gold looks lovely on your skin. If you think you will get bored easily with yellow gold, you should go ahead with the rose gold. This is something you will wear for a long time, so you should get what makes you happy when you look down on your hand. You can also wear both rings for a week or 2 to help you decide. I added a link below about choosing which metal base don your vein/skin tone.

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