Post # 1
I have been in love with the Mae ring from Rosado’s Box on Etsy since I first stumbled across it years ago. I have been in communication with the seller and have customized it with a 3ct colorless moissanite and a “Naomi” style shank (the studded band in the photo instead of the standard plain). I will do a plain Lima wedding band underneath (2nd pic). I love how the point of the Mae setting sits in the split shank (sample photo of the e-ring in the 2nd pic is a bit different than the Mae in 1st pic).
I love the rose gold and rose gold does look good on my skin, but my only concern is that it will look dated in a few years. To be honest I hated rose gold up until a few years ago and thought it looked tacky.
My second and smaller concern is matching on a daily basis. White gold pretty much goes with everything. I primarily wear silver and rose gold, and ocassionally yellow gold or bronze. I have both warm and cool undertones so most colors look good on me.
Please feel free to share any other experiences, perspectives, or information on rose gold rings. I am brand new to learning about wedding jewelry. Thank you bees!
Post # 2
- Wedding: September 2020 - Summer Camp!
No, colors will come and go, but it’s not going to matter much. I think the style of the ring itself is more likely to be dated. However, so what? It reflects what you love, and is a representation of the love you had when you when your SO proposed. There’s something so sweet about that.
Post # 3
danielle808 : my wedding set is mixed metals. I have white, rose and yellow gold, i think the 3 colors look great together and i never need to wonder is other jewellery matches i say get the engagement ring in rose and the white wedding band
Post # 4
I don’t think it will date in a bad way. I wouldn’t say yellow or white gold have dated per say but when I think of yellow gold I think 80s’ and earlier, and when I think of white gold I think of 90’s and 00’s.
All the colours have been around for a long time so they will go in waves of popularity and will fall in and out of fashion. I was only interested in yellow gold initially even though white is the most popular currently, it was actually really difficult for me to see a variety of style in yellow or rose gold in stores.
It’s important to get what you love so when the popular style changes you still love your ring.
Post # 5
I mean it might “date” as most things do. I have a rose gold set and I don’t think I will ever set sick of seeing it on my fingers. Gold and white gold were just not for me.
Post # 6
- Wedding: May 2020 - Austin, TX
I have a rose gold ering. I was worried about matching it to my other jewelry as I typically wear white gold. I just mix metals and I think it looks really nice together. They compliment each other. Also it has given me an excuse to purchase more rose gold jewelry I say choose what you love and what feels right to you!
Post # 7
I think the stones pop more on rose gold than white gold. The color of the metal isn’t going to date it as much as the style of the ring would but as PPs have said Who cares?! If you love it you love it. It looks really good with your skin tone too. I love my rose gold set, and I think it gives it a classic antique look.
Post # 8
I don’t think so. I love having a platinum ring because it’s stronger but I think rose gold is so pretty.
Post # 9
If you look back through the rings board, people have been posting this question for the better part of a decade, and rose gold is still going as strong as ever. I think it’s entrenched itself as one of three gold options for a good, long while.
In terms of timeless, I maintain that nothing is timeless. Even a white gold/platinum solitaire will be somewhat dated by how thick/thin the band is. And who cares? The overall style and choice of moissanite will probably date it to this decade, but I don’t think that’s a bad thing.
Post # 10
- Wedding: September 2018 - City, State
Will it look dated? Probably.
Will it matter? Not at all.
We love vintage jewelry for a reason – it speaks to the aesthetics of a particular age, calls forth memories, denotes a connection to the past. It’s fun. Now that 70s styles are back and hot right now (everyone is rocking boho, loose swingy sleeves are back, sheaths are more popular than ball gowns) I imagine 80s and then 90s stuff will cycle back in soon. I look at my ring and think “Yes, it’s very 2018, but that was the year I got engaged so who cares?”
If you love rose gold, go for it. Nothing is timeless (even clear/white in engagement rings were all about marketing, not “tradition,” when they first emerged!) but everything cycles back around again. Enjoy it!
Post # 11
I wear my rose gold set with every other color of gold, and it looks fine. I actually really like yellow gold with it. All rings will eventually look dated, that’s the fun of it. My parent’s wedding set is CLEARLY from the late 70’s and when I saw my MIL’s I nailed the year of their wedding (1980). I kinda love it, and think it’s really sweet though how everything is a snapshot in time of when you got engaged. Get what you love!
Post # 12
- Wedding: November 2019 - City, State
Rose gold has been around since at least the 1920’s, so it’s not as new of a trend as people think it is. I think you should get whatever you love most. Everything is going to look dated at some point in time, but then it will inevitably come back around in style.
Post # 13
It might! All the sapphires and twisted shanks and halos and stacked rings and all that will eventually have a time stamp on it. And that is ok! 🙂 This is when you fell in love and chose to begin a life together. Besides, trend will circle around again and you will be the cool one!
Post # 14
I think now more than ever you can’t go wrong with any of the gold colors. White gold/platinum is still a staple, rose gold is still going strong, and yellow gold is making a comeback. More women are choosing to express their individuality with engagement rings, whether it be through choice of metal, colored stones, design, etc. So, get what you love!
I went through a similar internal debate at the outset, but ultimately decided on rose gold. 😊
Post # 15
I think the style of the ring will date it more so than the colour of the gold. Rose has been around for centuries and falls in and out of favour just like any other. I went for 18k rose which looks more champagne than pink and most people probably don’t even notice. Get what you like and don’t worry about it!