Style Guide: Vintage Style Engagement Rings in Rose Gold
Elegant, romantic and a blushingly beautiful alternative to the standard icy silver and sunkissed gold metals, rose gold was first used by Carl Fabergé, the famous jeweler to the Russian Czars. The blush color was created by mixing standard yellow gold with copper and was first known as Russian Gold, commonly used in the Fabergé Eggs.
The popularity of the metal rose to roaring heights during the 1920s, becoming the choice metal in many luxurious, high-end pieces. The beauty of copper alloyed gold is the spectrum of its color palette, which ranges from pale pink to red—depending on the amount of copper used. What we term rose gold is the paler end of the spectrum, with 14K rose gold exhibiting a true pink hue and 18K have a warmer, almost orange tone.
Style by Hue
The color intensity of the rose gold makes a unique statement in rings. Lighter shades display a vintage flair reminiscent of the 20s or even Czarist Russia. Deeper shades of copper alloyed gold—or red gold—have a modern appeal that pairs well with bolder, avant garde designs.
If you are looking for a vintage setting, choosing rose gold complements the design due to the metal’s warmth and unique history. Stay true to the metal’s vintage roots by pairing rose gold with romantic styled vintage settings and leave the deeper shades of red gold for someone looking for a more contemporary design.