Thursday, February 6, 2014

What is Rose Gold

Rose gold looks great with a ruby, Le Vian rose gold ring

A rose is a rose is a rose, or at least according to Gertrude Stein. Rose gold on the other hand doesn’t look like a rose. Its coppery burnished color is more reminiscent of pennies. This is probably because copper is added to yellow gold to achieve this brownish color just as silver or nickel are added to yellow gold to make white gold.


Guys can enjoy rose gold also, rose gold mechanical cufflinks
Rose gold, unlike yellow gold has a very warm hue. It is distinctive in color and emotional feel. Yes, jewelry or metals can have an emotional feel. Colored gold when paired to complimentary gemstones can give either a warm feeling or a cold feeling. Rose gold evokes a feeling of warmth and to me, happiness. Rose gold just feels right with reds and pinks and what better color combination to wear on Valentine’s.


Smoky quartz and chocolate diamonds, Le Vian rose gold ring
The science behind rose gold is easy, 14K rose gold is basically 14 parts gold to 10 parts of an alloy, in this case copper. For 18K rose gold you mix 18 parts gold to 6 parts copper, and so on and so forth. 24K gold is generally very malleable and adding other alloys not only can change the color but can make it stronger. Rose gold is approximately 2.5 to 3 on the Moh’s scale of hardness.


Rose gold pairs well with rubies, smoky quartz or even chocolate diamonds, Le Vian has a huge collection of rose gold pieces, they like to call it strawberry gold, and yes it’s trademarked. Rose gold can add a touch of warmth and since it can come in shades from copper to pink there is a wide range of possibilities when matching your accessories to your outfit. Add a little rose gold to your wardrobe the color can be extraordinary.
Rose gold can have pink or reddish tones

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