If you’ve spent any amount of time on social media the past few years, you’ve probably seen rose gold jewelry begin to fill up your feed. This unique look comes in a variety of hues, including Shane Co.’s very own signature shade. Besides looking beautiful paired with other metals, this metal has also grown in popularity because of its ability to perfectly complement every person’s skin tone. This makes it perfect for everything from a show-stopping rose gold engagement ring to fashionable rose gold earrings.
What is rose gold?
But what exactly is this popular shade made of? And how does it get its trendy pinkish hue? Well, rose gold actually contains a combination of metals, including yellow gold, silver and copper. This mixture allows the rosy hues to shine through perfectly. The additions of silver and copper to gold are called “alloys.”
Besides creating a gorgeous color, alloys are added to gold because 100% gold jewelry would be too soft and flexible to withstand everyday wear. Adding stronger metals allows your piece to last longer and ultimately shine brighter. In fact, the addition of copper actually makes it one of the most durable varieties around.
Trends in history
The first appearance of rose gold is attributed to well-known jeweler Carl Fabergé, who began incorporating the shade into his infamous Fabergé eggs. The metal was originally known as “Russian gold,” before being renamed after gaining popularity in other areas of the world. Victorian jewelers began replicating the look before it fell out of favor around 1910, overtaken by platinum and white gold trends.
With the onset of WWII, platinum became expensive due to its use in military applications. For this reason, rose gold jewelry grew in popularity once again and has continued its rise to the top in recent years.
Need help figuring out how to wear this elegant trend? Here are a few suggestions on how to incorporate rose gold into your everyday staples.
- Mix with other metals, like yellow and white gold.
- Pair with blush or nude tones for a sophisticated monochromatic look.
- Choose something simple for sleek, everyday wear — or go big with statement jewelry.
- Couple with morganite gems for the perfect peachy piece.
- Go with vintage styles to emphasize rose gold’s “antique” vibes and rich history.
Our favorite rose gold pieces
With the highest quality standards and the largest variety of exclusive and unique styles, Shane Co. has the selection you need to find all your favorite rose gold jewelry. Check out some of our picks for this fun trend below.
Rose gold earrings
These Morganite Stud Earrings in 14k rose gold with diamond accents are the perfect piece to add to your well-worn jewelry. 14k gold provides a lush resting place for two pink morganite gemstones and eight accenting round diamonds.
For a simple, everyday look, these Hoop Earrings in 14k Rose Gold add a touch of grace to any outfit. Pair them with a T-shirt and jeans for the perfect accessory, or dress them up with your favorite little black dress.
Rose gold necklaces
This simple and stunning Bezel-Set Diamond Necklace will be your go-to piece from now on! With one bezel-set brilliant round diamond and an 18-inch sparkling cable chain, this necklace can also be adjusted within two inches for the perfect fit.
Looking for a unique piece? Our Pearl, Citrine and Diamond Pendant features a cultured peach freshwater pearl that beautifully complements our signature shade of rose gold. Along with three marquise citrine gemstones and five round diamonds, you’re sure to turn heads.
Rose gold rings
For contemporary style, try this Round Diamond Knot Ring. This chic ring has a unique knot design and features 21 round diamonds in an interlocking loop. Wear it on its own or pair with other rings for an on-trend stack.
This Morganite and Diamond V Ring shows off a gorgeous pear-shaped morganite in the center, surrounded by nine round diamonds that create a V shape. This is the statement piece you’ve been waiting for!
Rose gold bracelets
Has there ever been a better pairing than directly imported diamonds and 14k rose gold? We doubt it! You’ll fall in love with this Diamond Lined Bracelet the minute you set your eyes on it. Studded with 95 round diamonds hand-matched for superior quality and a gorgeous blush-toned chain, there’s no question this piece is a keeper.
To create the perfect bracelet stack, start with this Horizontal Bar Bracelet. We love the sleek, on-trend design — it’s fashion-forward without being too loud. You can even have it personalized with the engraving of your choice for a flat fee of $40.