(Closed) Will rose gold go the way of Black Hill's gold???

posted 5 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Do you anticipate rose gold becoming dated and passe'?

    No, it is timeless and romantic--go for it!

    Give it a few years and you will hate it--go platinum!

    Mix the two together.

    Other--comment below

  • Post # 31
    1162 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: March 2011

    When I was married the first time, in the mid-late 80’s, you could only find yellow gold, white gold was a special order.  I’ve always liked yellow gold so when my current DH and I were married 5 years ago and he requested yellow gold I was fine with it. But I have yellow gold, three stone ering, and channel set band so I am a walking “out of style” what not to do.  But I don’t care, I love it.

    I have three BH gold rings, one was a gift from my parents in high school, one was my mom’s, one was my grandmother’s. 

    Post # 32
    3324 posts
    Sugar bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    Ive literally never heard of black hill gold lol. Rose gold has been around forever. I do think it is trendy right now, but don’t foresee that going down anytime soon (at least 5 years, prob closer to 10).

    However if you are very worried, id have the setting made in plat and get rose gold stackers if you like the colour.

    Post # 39
    22 posts

    This is my bh gold wedding set from the 90s.  I love it and wear it every day!    True, though, it’s not as popular as it used to be. I also think because mine doesn’t have any bkack on it, it doesn’t scream BH gold.   My mom’s halo wedding set from 1964 was white gold.  Trends come and go, but I think white, yellow and rose gold seem to stay fairly standard in wedding jewelry.  

    Post # 40
    652 posts
    Busy bee
    • Wedding: March 2017

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    secondtimecharm:  You know, I didn’t worry about this till my Fiance picked my ring and we were discussing bands for it. I asked for rose gold in my e-ring, however, he went with white. I love it! I wont lie! But when we talked about getting the band in rose gold, he told me that since I am so fickle (which is true, I own way too much jewelry and I change my mind way too much), I should consider getting the matching band since it will outlast the “trendiness” of the rose gold. He thinks I am having a phase about my rose gold love. But I really think the combination is beautiful and I still want a rose gold band. He told me that he would get me whatever I wanted, and since he said that, I have been considering white!!! Ugh, I really am way to fickle to pick…

    I would suggest the ring in white though and maybe the band in rose? I have been looking at this combination and it really is absolutely beautiful and romantic together.

    Post # 41
    449 posts
    Helper bee

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    CinqueTerre:  That band is gorgeous!

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    Ukulele4You: I’m so glad she posted so I could see it! Haha. Thank you for calling her out!

    Both of my parents had BHG wedding rings, and I could definitely see myself having one as well. I bought this as a RHR two years ago, and I wear it every single day. I just love the colors!


    Post # 42
    449 posts
    Helper bee

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    secondtimecharm:  Oh, you definitely didn’t offend me. There is a reason that the Black Hills gold jewelry companies are going out of business.

    Post # 43
    4535 posts
    Honey bee

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    secondtimecharm:  you can always put it back in the platinum setting in the future. Hell, you could go back and forth every few years.

    Edit: reading comprehension fail! I somehow missed the part about platinum or rose gold. I thought you had platinum and were considering resetting it to rose gold. Personally, I prefer platinum, but it’s you do you.

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    Post # 44
    6691 posts
    Bee Keeper

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    Ukulele4You:  Wow! LOVE that set. It looks amazing together. Is that your danburite solitaire? It’s so pretty with the curving band, and I love the way they look on your hand. Beautiful!!

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    secondtimecharm:  I agree with PPs: Get what you love. Rose gold has been around for ages. It just waxes and wanes in popularity as time goes by. Same with yellow gold. Same with white metals. 20+ years ago when DH and I were getting engaged, I wanted white gold for my rings. And we couldn’t find white gold anywhere. No jewelers carried it. (This was before internet shopping — LOL) And every jeweler we talked to said I was silly for wanting a white metal because it was so “old fashioned”. They all insisted I would be much better off with yellow gold. In the end, we got yellow gold because that’s what was available.

    A big part of the reason why I wanted white metal for my rings was that my mother’s set is white gold. And it always felt like the epitome of “married” to me. Because that’s what I always saw growing up. My dad’s band was white gold, too, although he hardly ever wore it. My parents have been married for over 50 years, so white gold was very much in style at the time they got engaged and married.

    Fast forward to a couple of years ago, when DH bought my anniversary ring for me … and I was surprised to find white gold EVERYWHERE (!!) and yellow gold almost non-existent. The winds of change had shifted to bring white metals back into style once more.

    No matter what you pick, the metal choice is likely to look “dated” eventually. But that’s okay, because it means your marriage has been around and going strong for a long time.  Also, I feel like wedding jewelry is pretty much timeless and beautiful, just because of what it is and what it means.

    Good luck with your ring shopping! I love the style of the setting you posted above, and I think it would look beautiful as a mixed metal setting.

    Post # 45
    7812 posts
    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: February 1997

    The standards for fine jewelry are yellow and white metals. Rose comes in and out of popularity, but has been a pretty consistent third in terms of metal colours; it is having a resurgence right now. I say if you love it, that’s what you should get. Why try to predict what your preferences will be a decade or more in the future? We all change in so many ways, and if YOU love your ring, that should be all that ever matters. I don’t prefer rose gold because my eye is so accustomed to seeing yellow and white metals that I always think that rose gold is a low-karat yellow that has discoloured (and no, technically I do not think it is possible for yellow gold to discolour into rose gold or for anything else to turn into rose gold, so I know that is not a rational thought). But then again, I have mostly yellow gold jewelry, which I am sure many people think is so incredibly outdated, so we all have our “thing”. 

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