Will a rose gold e-ring look dated?

posted 2 years ago in Engagement
Post # 2
539 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
2552 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2017

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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
5170 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: July 2018

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
7556 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: Dorset, UK

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
381 posts
Helper bee
  • 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 tongue-out I say choose what you love and what feels right to you! 

Post # 7
365 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2018

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
5986 posts
Bee Keeper

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
2495 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2019

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
534 posts
Busy bee
  • 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
2307 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2019

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
1335 posts
Bumble bee
  • 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
57 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: City, State

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
47 posts
  • Wedding: City, State

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
282 posts
Helper bee

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! 

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