THE RISE OF ROSE GOLD ENGAGEMENT RINGS
If pink is the colour of romance and gold a symbol for strength, it is no wonder the latest trend in engagement jewellery is rings crafted out of rose gold.
An engagement ring is perhaps the most important piece of jewellery a woman will ever own. It represents love, commitment and the never-ending bond of matrimony. The delicate pink colour of beautiful rose gold engagement rings adds an extra touch of romance that perfectly encapsulates the meaning behind engagement rings.
Famous Rose Gold Rings
The allure of rose gold has stood the test of time. It was first made popular in engagement rings in the 1920s when the tri-colour wedding band was created using white, yellow and rose gold. Since then, celebrities the world over have chosen this romantic metal.
Audrey Hepburn boasted a rose gold engagement ring during her marriage to Mel Ferrer in the 1950s. More contemporary stars also love this look, including Blake Lively in her engagement to Ryan Reynolds, and LeAnn Rimes, who was given a three-band rose gold stunner by husband Eddie Cibrian.
However, it is Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes who are credited with bringing rose gold back into wedding fashion in the 21st century. Their proposal took place in one of the most romantic locations possible – the Eiffel Tower – and the stunning five carat oval-cut rose gold diamond engagement ring was perfectly suited to the occasion. Although the TomKat union didn’t last, her ring remains one of the most influential of a generation, and easily one of the most beautiful.
A Rosy Glow
The radiant rosy hue of rose gold rings is created by mixing copper alloy with gold. The warmth of the colour complements most skin types in a way that the brighter tones found in platinum, white or yellow gold do not. Better still, in the hands of a master craftsman, rose gold can accentuate a range of diamond cuts, from princess to cushion, to emerald, to asscher. It provides an unusual yet subtle base, which allows the precious stones to remain the stars of the show.
The ambiance created by rose gold can also lend itself to many different styles of rings, from subtle to sensational. A simple contemporary setting featuring a sparkling solitaire will look just as magnificent as a more intricate Art Deco or vintage setting.
The pink blush of the metal also provides a stunning foundation for coloured stones, such as pink diamonds or rubies, to create a truly unique piece.
If you’re a blushing bride who’s tying the knot soon, why not consider a gorgeous blushing rose gold engagement ring?
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