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28 Ravishing Rose Gold Engagement Rings
Pure gold is too soft and malleable on its own, so it must be mixed with one or two “base metals” for use in fine jewelry. The result is a harder, stronger alloy, one that can be fashioned into complex and intricate jewelry designs and better withstand everyday wear and tear.
To achieve the tantalizingly blush-pink, sometimes apricot hue, of rose gold, yellow gold is blended with copper—the greater the copper content, the deeper and rosier the color. Like yellow and white gold, rose gold is... offered in 14k and 18k variants—in general, you'll pay more for 18k gold because the alloy contains a higher percentage of gold (75 percent on average).
As you’ll see in this slideshow, rose gold doesn’t automatically make for an over-the-top feminine look—on the contrary, rose gold actually has tons of modern cachet and lends itself well to engagement rings with clean, architectural lines. While an increasing number of jewelry designers now offer rose gold as an option, it continues to stand out as the ultimate alternative metal choice. That is, for the bride who says "none of the above" when faced with the usual white and yellow metals.
But of course rose gold is always going to appeal to brides with a romantic sensibility, to say nothing of the metal's ability to flatter every skin tone.
You’ll notice a similar effect when you start trying on wedding gowns. Those with slightly blush (or full-on pink) undertones tend to warm up your skin with a rosy glow. Instantly.
Rose gold also complements certain colored gemstones in remarkably striking ways, pink diamonds being the consummate example. But note, too, how rose gold enhances the beauty of, say, this Paraiba tourmaline, this stunning mauve Malaya garnet, this smoldering spinel or these rubies. And wait till you see the pale pink oval morganite by Maria Perry that we include in our edit (slide #2).
Now that we have you properly thinking pink, it's time explore the possibilities, starting with the sunburst-like diamond engagement ring shown above...
14k rose gold Duchess Mid ring with a .5-carat oval diamond center stone in a halo of diamonds totaling 2.2 carats surrounded by tapered baguettes and pear shaped diamonds, $7,200, Michelle Day HeritageContinue to 2 of 28 below.
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From Marisa Perry...
18k rose gold and diamond Victoria Rose engagement ring with a 2.36-carat morganite center stone, $16,500, Marisa PerryContinue to 3 of 28 below.
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From Rebecca Overmann...
14k rose gold Bead Set Hexagon Halo ring with .5115 carats of diamonds, $4,435, Rebecca OvermannContinue to 4 of 28 below.
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18k rose gold and diamond Deco ring, $4,700, MarliContinue to 5 of 28 below.
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From Simon G. Jewelry...
18k rose and white gold engagement ring with 1.76 carats of baguettes and .20 carats of round pink diamonds, $12,980, (setting only), Simon G JewelryContinue to 6 of 28 below.
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From Jack Kelége...
18k rose gold engagement ring with .60 carats of round brilliant diamonds, $3,770 (setting only), Jack KelégeContinue to 7 of 28 below.
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From Erica Courtney...
18k rose gold Grace engagement ring with .07 carats of diamonds and a .85-carat rose cut diamond center stone, $7,600, Erica CourtneyContinue to 8 of 28 below.
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18k rose gold Knot ring with a rose cut diamond center stone and inverted natural pink diamonds, $2,550, VivaanContinue to 9 of 28 below.
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18k rose gold Signature Halo engagement ring with 0.13 carats of diamonds an a 1.30-carat cushion cut diamond center stone, $3,200 (setting only), evelynH JewelryContinue to 10 of 28 below.
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From Ayva Jewelry...
18k rose gold Alya band with diamonds and pink sapphires, $1,850, Ayva JewelryContinue to 11 of 28 below.
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From Parade Design...
18k rose gold Reverie Bridal Collection engagement ring with a Lyria Signature Crown setting, .37 carats of white diamonds and .24 carats of fancy yellow diamonds, $3,950 (setting only), Parade DesignContinue to 12 of 28 below.
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From Christopher Designs...
14k rose gold L’Amour Crisscut engagement ring with .84 carats of diamonds, $4,757, Christopher DesignsContinue to 13 of 28 below.
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From Erika Winters...
18k rose gold and diamond Iris Halo engagement ring with a one-carat cushion cut diamond center stone, available by special order (price upon request), Erika WintersContinue to 14 of 28 below.
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From Forevermark by Jade Trau...
18k rose gold Clara Ring No. 2 with .22 carats of diamonds (setting only), price upon request, ForevermarkContinue to 15 of 28 below.
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From Heidi Gibson...
14k rose gold Leda engagement ring with an aquamarine center stone framed in a pavé diamond halo surrounded by round and slightly angled marquise diamonds, $4,400 Heidi GibsonContinue to 16 of 28 below.
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From Roule & Co...
18k rose gold Three-Storey Hexagon Eternity Ring with 2.9 carats of umbalite garnet, $4,495, Roule & CoContinue to 18 of 28 below.
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18k rose gold ring Gypsy ring with yellow diamond center stone surrounded by hexagonal-shaped diamonds, all totaling 2.68 carats, $27,000, GolkondaContinue to 19 of 28 below.
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From Scott Kay...
18k rose gold Heaven's Gates engagement ring with .55 carats of diamonds, $3,425 (setting only), Scott KayContinue to 20 of 28 below.
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From Ilana Ariel...
18k rose gold Large Single Cap ring with .34 carats of diamonds and a white sapphire center stone, $2,920, Ilana ArielContinue to 21 of 28 below.
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14k rose gold Trifecta ring with a .66-carat round diamond center stone, and three carats' worth of round diamond accents and tapered baguettes, $14,000, GiacomelliContinue to 22 of 28 below.
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From Melissa Kaye...
18k rose gold Vanessa ring with .5 carats of pavé diamonds, $5,500, Melissa KayeContinue to 23 of 28 below.
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From Xiao Wang...
18k rose gold Galaxy ring with natural colored and white diamonds, $13,160, Xiao WangContinue to 24 of 28 below.
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18k rose gold French Set Halo engagement ring with .45 carats of diamonds, $1,990, RitaniContinue to 25 of 28 below.
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From S. Kind & Co...
14k recycled rose gold Lunaria engagement ring with Australian opal and reclaimed vintage diamonds, $3,515, S. Kind & Co.Continue to 26 of 28 below.
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14k rose gold Wren Regard Ring set with rubies, emerald, garnet, amethyst and diamond (arranged so that the first letter of each stone spells out the word "regard"), $425, available at IconeryContinue to 27 of 28 below.
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From Forevermark by Rahaminov...
18k rose gold The Center of My Universe oval diamond engagement ring set in a pave diamond halo, price upon request, ForevermarkContinue to 28 of 28 below.
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From Tapp by Todd Pownell...
14k brushed rose gold band with center fissure set with inverted diamonds, $2,460, Tapp by Todd Pownell