Rose Gold Engagement Rings

by Haley Anhut
Posted July 17, 2018

Last updated on October 7, 2021

A favorite choice of trendsetters and romantics, rose gold engagement rings are an especially amorous choice. Created by alloying gold with copper, engagement rings of rose gold are considered one of the most romantic choices due to their pinkish-red color.

This brilliant, stand-out metal has been a favorite of many fashionistas in the past. Rose gold’s popularity has skyrocketed in recent years. With a range of styles that will accentuate your diamond of choice, our collection of rose gold diamond engagement rings will be sure to stun your special someone.

Tips For Buying A Rose Gold Engagement Ring

It is easy to get overwhelmed with options as you browse for the perfect style of ring. Since its Instagram debut, young people have wanted to add it to their jewelry collection. Almost a decade after its big social media boom, rose gold is still very much in style and keeping its favored status.

How do you pick out a rose gold diamond engagement ring? Think about the following things as you shop.

Set Off Her Skin Tone 

There’s no need to worry about whether the unique color of rose gold will complement your love’s skin. Rose gold highlights the blush undertones in almost every skin tone, ensuring your love will look beautiful no matter how light or dark her skin is. 

Downright Durable 

Because rose gold is an alloy from copper and gold, it has several exciting qualities. One of the most striking features, of course, is its pink coloring. But one of the most practical features is its durability; the strength of the copper makes these stunning rings a beautiful choice.

Overall, rose gold is stronger than white and yellow gold. The metal alloy strengthens rose gold engagement rings, making them more resistant to wear and tear. A stronger engagement ring is full of long-term benefits. That makes it a great option to pass your jewelry down through generations, avoid tarnish, and maintain the ring’s beauty.

Before Making A Bold Choice 

Most women will adore a rose gold engagement ring. But before you make the leap and purchase one, check out your significant other’s jewelry. Does she wear a lot of rose gold? Great—go ahead and take the plunge. Does she have gold and silver but not a lick of rose gold or copper jewelry? Casually ask her opinion on it.

Rose gold is not hypoallergenic since it is infused with copper. If your loved one has sensitive skin or a known allergy to copper, she could experience an allergic reaction. Pay attention to the details so that you can make the right choice.  

Rose Gold Engagement Rings for Romance 

Any engagement ring rose gold or otherwise, is going to be romantic. After all, you are declaring undying love for someone. But the unique color of rose gold is even more romantic than your typical yellow or white gold—and is sure to make your bride-to-be blush with pleasure. 

Yellow Gold vs. Rose Gold Rings

While yellow gold engagement rings are a traditional choice, younger people tend to aim for more modern styles of rings.

When it comes to a rose gold ring, people automatically compare it to the traditional option. The popular yellow gold is an attractive choice, but some things make rose gold the best choice for couples.

Do Rose Gold Engagement Rings Tarnish?

Don’t underestimate the strength of pink gold. Rose gold engagement rings are less likely to tarnish than white and yellow. Other golds might need extra plating to protect the soft metal from tarnishing but rose gold fares well without any further coverings.

However, rose gold engagement rings do change in color over time. Copper naturally changes color over time due to water, light, and wind exposure. With a smaller carat, you may notice your ring turn reddish or get darker.

To avoid excessive color change, opt for a higher carat. The more carats of pure gold, the less likely you are to experience complications.

Do You Have to Pay More for Pink Gold Engagement Rings?

Carats are the measurement of pure gold in the engagement ring. Percentage-wise rose gold would contain the same amount of gold metal as a traditional option.

Generally, 14k rose gold has the same in-store cost as traditional gold. Both types of gold engagement rings contain the same percentage of gold. Any price difference comes from the additional metal alloys.

History of Rose Gold Engagement Rings

Although it’s undoubtedly all the rage now, the rose gold metal type has been popular in the past, too.

Originally called “Russian gold” because of where it first appeared in the 1800s, rose gold took off during the Victorian era, a time in which romance was mainly celebrated due to the public affection between English monarchs Victoria and Albert. Rose gold dipped in popularity until 1920 when Cartier began selling its Trinity Ring, which incorporated yellow, white, and rose gold all in one piece.

A few other brief rises and falls in popularity eventually led to a comeback in the 1950s, when Audrey Hepburn’s husband Mel Ferrer gifted the stylish star a stackable set of engagement and wedding rings in yellow, white, and rose gold.

Today, rose gold’s popularity continues to rise. More and more people are purchasing rose gold jewelry—especially engagement rings, due to their romantic coloring.

Are Rose Gold Engagement Rings the Real Deal?

You might be wondering: is rose gold real gold? The answer is yes. The only difference between rose gold and its counterparts is in the presence of other metals.

Although it is an alloy metal (much like white and traditional gold), rose gold is definitely real gold. It’s simply combined with small amounts of copper, and the combination gives it its distinctive pink hue. However, because it is made, there is no such thing as 24 carat rose gold because 24k has no other metal alloys or mixtures. The most common is 14k or 18k, with 22k being the highest.

Celebrities With Rose Gold Engagement Rings

Many famous hands have worn engagement rings made with rose gold, so if you are wondering, “should I get a rose gold engagement ring?” Here are some celebrity examples that might help you decide.

Leighton Meester 

The Gossip Girl star kept true to her classy character with her sleek rose gold engagement ring. A gift from husband Adam Brody, the cushion-cut diamond ring made news once it was finally sighted.

Hayden Panettiere 

Reportedly designed in part by Hayden herself, Hayden’s ring was a gift from boxer Wladimir Klitschko. The 6 carats, emerald-cut diamond sits on a split-shank rose gold band.

Alison Brie 

Given to her by husband Dave Franco, Alison’s rose gold engagement ring features a massive sparkler. The ring highlights the round-cut diamond with double diamond halos set on a rose gold band—an eye-catching combination.

Teresa Palmer

In a daring move, Teresa’s engagement ring has a glamorous rose gold band, and a rose quartz center stone instead of a diamond. The slim band showcases French-set diamonds for a modern yet vintage look.

Naya Rivera 

Though her marriage didn’t last, Naya’s rose gold engagement ring is so stunning that she wears it post-divorce. Given to her by actor Ryan Dorsey, the diamond halo ring’s value is estimated at $100,000.

Clean Origin’s Selection Of Rose Gold Engagement Rings

If you’re looking for engagement rings, rose gold is unique but thankfully not too difficult to find. When browsing our collection, you’ll find that most of our engagement rings are available in rose gold. This distinctive coloring makes each of our already special settings even more unique.

One of our jewelry consultant experts can recommend the perfect jewelry, or you can browse our online store. Shop for rose gold bands in our Halo, Classic, Vintage, and Solitaire collections. 

Custom Combos: Colored Gemstones

Custom rings are a one-of-a-kind gift to give your future spouse. One of the most distinctive parts of a gemstone is its shine and color. Colored gemstones are an excellent addition to made-to-order rings.

The best diamond colors to add to rose gold are deep purples, light pinks, rosy reds, and natural greens—Shop Clean Origin’s selection of colored diamonds here.

The Perfect Diamond Shape for Your Rose Gold Engagement Rings

When shopping for the ring of your dreams, you may have come across any of the following terms: Round Diamond

Emerald-Cut Diamond

Pear-Shaped Diamond

Oval-Cut Diamond

Cushion-Cut Diamond

Princess-Cut Diamond

Do your research so that you choose the perfect diamond shape for your rose gold engagement ring. Traditionally, many ring shoppers go for the Round cut but rose gold is anything but traditional.

Why not pair your unique style of metal with a unique style of diamond, such as the much-loved princess cut? Compare your favorite shapes, and shop by shape here. You will surely find popular styles to match your budget.