If you're looking for rose gold engagement rings in Farmington, NM, you're not alone. Rose gold engagement rings have been among the most popular for years now with no signs of slowing down.
What Is "Rose" Gold?
As you may know, the natural color of pure 24 karat gold is "yellow". So any other gold used in jewelry that is not yellow uses alloy metals that change its color.
For a full explanation of the gold karat system, please check out this blog post:
The short version is:
14 karat rose gold is 14/24 parts yellow gold, and the other 10/24 parts are made up of other alloy metals. In the case of rose gold, the alloy metal that makes it pink is copper.
This same idea is true for 18 karat rose gold, which is 18 parts gold and 6 parts alloy metal.
There is a subtle color difference between 14k and 18k rose gold, as 18k contains more yellow gold.
14k rose gold will give you a slightly "rosier" color from the higher copper content, and will offer better durability because gold is relatively soft.
18k rose gold gives you a softer pink color from the richness of the higher gold content. 18k gold jewelry is also literally softer in terms of how it stands up to daily wear-and-tear. If you choose 18k rose gold, be sure to speak to your jeweler about proper care.
Why Are Rose Gold Engagement Rings So Popular?
Like any trend, it's hard to pin down the exact source. But if you look to the world of fashion, it's easy to see why rose gold engagement rings have become so popular.
"Natural" and "neutral" color palettes have been very popular and rose gold is a perfect compliment to those colors, hues, and tones.
There's also the fact that it's just different from the binary choice of "white or yellow," or the fact that rose gold looks amazing on just about every skin tone.
Ultimately, it's a matter of personal taste. Yellow gold is having a massive revival in some parts of the country while others still see it as old fashioned. Many still see white gold or platinum as bright, classic, and the ultimate backdrop for diamonds, while others don't find it adventurous enough.
At the end of the day, its level of popularity is not nearly as important as your unique, personal taste and style.
How To Buy a Rose Gold Engagement Ring
When you're shopping for an engagement ring, it's natural to assume that the rings that are available in a jeweler's showcase are what is available to buy.
But here at Garcia & Co. Jewelers in Farmington, NM, we can take many of our ring styles and have them made exactly to your specifications, including your choice of precious metal.
If you find a ring style in our showroom that you like, but it's made of 14k white gold, for example, we can generally have that ring made in 14k or 18k rose gold, exactly in your ring size.
Many ring shoppers often want two-tone rings, where one part of the ring is rose gold and another part white, which we can also do for you as well.
Whatever you're looking for in a rose gold engagement ring, we can help you get the ring of your dreams.