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Everything You Need to Know About Rose Gold Engagement Rings

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Rose gold first became popular in Russia in the 19th century. At the time, it was known as “Russian Gold” in the Western world. The Tsars were big fans of its delicate hues.

Today, pink gold is surging in popularity again. Our customers love our 14k pink gold settings - and we can see why. The metal is romantic, fun, and beautiful. It also makes tinted diamonds look clearer than they really are.

Below, we’ve put together everything you need to know before shopping for 14k rose gold. We’ll cover what 14k rose gold is, whether it tarnishes, and compare it to 18k rose gold. 

What is 14k Rose Gold? 

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Rose gold is 58% pure gold and 42% alloyed metal. Keyzar's 14k alloy uses a proprietary mix of copper, silver, and other metals for the latter. It has a more pronounced pink hue than our 18k options. 

Our 14k rose gold does not develop a layer of patina over time. Instead, it retains its original shine and polish for a long, long time. 

Does Rose Gold Tarnish?

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Short answer, no. Rose gold does not tarnish. Long answer, rose gold will gain slight patina over time due to the oxidation of the copper content in the ring. 

Some women love the look and vintage vibe that comes with a well-earned patina – it takes years to gain a noticeable one – others will prefer to have their ring polished to keep the original shine. 

What does it mean? As the gold gains this patina, the ring will get a little bit darker, bringing out the red undertones in the copper. If you don’t like it, have it polished. Easy as that.  

14k Rose Gold vs. 18k Rose Gold

There’s no right choice. Rose gold, whether 14k or 18k, has a number of advantages. It’s on you to choose the version you prefer.

There’s no right choice. Rose gold, whether 14k or 18k, has a number of advantages. It’s on you to choose the version you prefer.

14k rose gold is a little stronger

18k gold has a little more pure gold

14k rose gold has a stronger pink hue

18k gold looks like yellow gold with a pink tint

14k rose gold is more affordable

18k rose gold is more luxurious

14k rose gold hides a diamond’s tint or coloration

 

Both kinds of rose gold…

  • - Rose gold complements other colors of gold, making it a good choice for mixing and matching. 
  • - Rose gold looks great on any skin tone.
  • - Rose gold engagement rings are relatively new to the scene, making them a unique choice.

    Does rose gold develop patina?

    At Keyzar, we use a carefully designed rose gold alloy that does not develop patina. If you want that patina look, look for gold with a heavy admixture of copper. We don’t stock it - but inexpensive 10k gold that only has 41.7% of pure gold in it will do the trick.  

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    Rose gold is a beautifully unique and romantic choice for gold jewelry.

    Conclusion

    Rose gold is a beautifully unique and romantic choice for gold jewelry. It’s strong, elegant, and only gets better with age, making it easy to see why so many couples have chosen to adorn it when it’s time to say their vows. 

    Whether you are after a vintage look or a modern piece to integrate into your daily wardrobe, it's easy to see why 14k jewelry is a popular choice among jewelers and collectors alike.  

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    Choose your engagement ring from our Collections

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    The Alex WG R

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    Round White Gold 14K The Low Profile Kamellie, Round White Gold 18K The Low Profile Kamellie

    The Ellie