Diamond Education | Rose Gold Metal
Rose Gold Metal
There are various grades of gold purity, and depending on the ratio of gold to the alloy metals it is mixed with, you’ll get gold that falls within ten karats to 24 karats, 24 karats being pure gold. Sylvie Collection gold ranges from 14K to 18K gold so that the gold in your jewelry is the perfect balance between gold purity and strength. The higher the karat, the weaker the gold and the more malleable it is.
When gold is mixed with copper and silver, it results in a rose-like color, which creates what is called rose gold. A more romantic metal than yellow gold or white gold, rose gold can look darker or lighter depending on the ratio of copper to silver and gold. Although the more precious rose gold has a 22-karat weight, the more common 18K rose gold is created with 25% copper and 75% gold.
Rose gold isn’t as reflective as its yellow gold and white gold counterparts, but its understated elegance complements many styles, neutral tones and a variety of diamonds. Also, the rose gold metal tends to mask color in certain stones, where a J colored stone may appear whiter. Whichever stone size, shape and cut you choose, the rosy hue of rose gold will give it a unique and vintage quality making it standout from other existing designs and metals today.
If you’re looking for rose gold jewelry or creating a Sylvie Collection engagement ring, here are some facts about rose gold that may be helpful:
- Rose gold is a tougher metal than yellow or white gold because the copper alloy used to create it is more durable than other alloys.
- Rose gold complements all skin tones.
- Rose gold is agreeable for rings for both men and women.
- Copper is not hypoallergenic so rose gold should not be considered for those who may be allergic to copper.
- The whiter the metal, the more contrast there will be against a stone with color.