Rose Gold Engagement Rings
A rose gold engagement ring can be your best choice if you want to give your sweetheart something special, something she would like to wear on her finger for the rest of her life. Once she takes a look at the special gift you give her on the special day, she will fall in love with the ring.Rose Gold has both a vintage feel, looking backwards to the Cartier Trinity ring of the 1920′s, and a real 21st century style which looks forward to the future. And it seems the future for Rose Gold is now.
In a recent interview, Duvall O’Steen, director of the World Gold Council said, “the 90’s were about black and white and minimalism, and everyone was into white gold. At the beginning of the 21st century, color and femininity made a comeback…It just works with what’s going on in fashion right now.”
While Rahul Kadakia, the New York jewelry specialist at Christie’s feels that, “the resurgence of Rose Gold has got more to do with the large French houses such as Boucheron and Cartier,” both of whom included Rose Gold Pieces in their collections for the Biennale des Antiquaires last September.
At Boucheron, the house’s new designer, Claire Choisne, is tracing a route mapped by Frédéric Boucheron, who used rose gold in the 1880s, and whose jewelry was inspired by clothing , “Rose gold disappears against the skin, is more discreet than yellow or white gold, brings warmth to the creation and marries well with colored stones,” says Ms. Choisne, whose Delilah necklace and earrings, with a mosaic effect, are made entirely in rose gold. That base gives a floating effect to the orange, yellow and pink sapphires.
Mr. Kadakia traces the history of rose gold to Russian jewelry, when a new color was obtained by using copper as the alloy. He says that in India, maharajahs also loved pink jewels, as in the “Benarasi” enamel crafted in Varanasi or in the Mughal pink spinels, “which were so favored that many of the rulers inscribed their names on the larger beads to show ownership.”
Back to today, Mr. O’Steen, also said, “Rose Gold is more rare, whether that’s because it’s made to order or there’s just less of it being made”, and the fashion world loves nothing more than exclusivity, making rose gold that much more desirable. But the price is still comparable to white or yellow gold because copper (the alloy used to create Rose Gold) is inexpensive and jewelry made of rose gold is priced on the weight of the gold.
All of which offers you an opportunity to find an engagement ring which is special, unique and somewhat exclusive at a great price. All you have to do is to take the trouble to find those jewellers who offer Rose Gold settings.
To get you started here are some Rose Gold Rings from two great online jewelers:
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The Piaget Rose ring displayed at last September’s Biennale des Antiquaires