The AS29 Guide to Rose Gold Jewellery


Nowadays, rose gold jewellery has become very popular and some people might even prefer it to the other styles of gold. It is a subtle, romantic colour of gold that translates into romantic, elegant fine jewellery. Rose gold, also called pink gold, is combination of metals that create a soft pink hue that can match any outfit. In this guide, we will make you understand how yellow gold can turn into rose gold, how to combine it with any outfit, and everything else you need to know about this stunning and romantic metal.

Differences between rose, yellow and white gold

Gold purity

To understand how rose gold is made of, you first need to understand how gold purity is measured. While purchasing fine jewellery, there are a lot of key factors one should consider before taking the final decision. The design and price are essential, but there’s other necessary crucial things such as the karatage, the unit used to describe the purity of gold. As gold is graded out of 24, pure gold is then composed of 24karats.

18k Gold

Our preferred level of gold is graded our of 18karats, 18K Gold. This type of gold comprises of 75% gold mixed with 25% of other metals such as silver, copper, and other alloys. The 18K gold is durable enough to wear every day, and can turn into different shades of gold such as wh­ite, black and rose gold. We prefer to wear this type of gold since it is the one that strikes the perfect balance between beauty and strength.

What is Rose Gold? 

Rose Gold Bangle

You might be wondering “is rose gold real gold?” and the answer is yes. Rose gold is made of actual gold, even it if isn't 100% gold. As mentioned earlier, 24K gold is too soft to be wearable as everyday jewellery, so it’s usually mixed with other metals to give it strength. Highly pure gold is rich yellow, but different alloys are often used to give gold another colour. Rose gold is a combination between gold and copper, in other words, a gold-copper alloy.

Copper is the metal that gives rose gold its warm and gorgeous pinkish hue. There can be different variations in the tone of rose gold, depending on how you mix them together. The depth of color in the rose gold depends on the ratio of yellow gold to copper. The more copper the alloy contains, the redder it will look.

14k rose gold contains a higher level of copper and silver than 18k gold. Its colour is more of a rose pink color than 18k gold, which contains a higher amount of yellow gold.

Is Rose Gold durable?

Yes, it is. Copper is one of the most durable metals that will help rose gold jewellery last for a very long time and maintain its shine. The alloy parts of gold jewellery also make rose gold pieces strong. Rose gold is loved for its soft look and never tarnishes, although it can slightly darker thorough the years, due to the way the copper content reacts with the wearer’s unique skin pH.  

Is Rose Gold popular?

 Rose gold jewellery is definitely a trend you will be seeing for the next seasons. It might be not as popular as yellow gold, but it has been considered as a trendy metal throughout the years. It is certainly still a unique and stylish option for fine jewellery. It has also positioned as an alternative to white gold for engagement rings.

Styling Rose Gold Jewellery

This lustrous and pinkish metal is considered one of the most romantic metals in jewellery. Styling Rose gold jewellery is as easy as styling yellow gold pieces, it looks great on a variety of skin tones, patterns and colours. Minimalist styles are also perfect for showing the natural beauty of rose gold, making your look effortless yet elegant.

What colour does rose gold go with?

Rose gold, like yellow gold, is a coloured metal. Both have a similar contrasting effect, so they can be combined with almost any colour. We like to combine our rose gold jewellery with nude and neutral colours. Rose gold look just as good when styled with beige tones, plain t-shirt and jeans as it can be worn as every day jewellery. For an all-the-way pink-ish style, dusty pink, beige, and coral are our favourite choices

Mix & Match

You can do anything with your outfit, layer short and long necklaces, stacking bangles and bracelets, and mix different metals. We love pink gold because it works just as well mixed with other metals such as white or yellow gold, so you can wear all colours together. We prefer to mix pink gold jewellery with other gemstones, such as diamonds, and layer our necklaces together for a unique style.

Where to buy fine rose gold jewellery

Fine rose gold pieces make a versatile addition to your jewellery collection. When it comes to buying jewellery, it goes without saying that fine gold is one of the best investments you can choose. AS29’s beautifully curated pink gold pieces can be enjoyed many times over the years without losing any of its natural glamour. If you are looking for 18K rose gold pieces, you will find a style that will get you in these pinkish-toned trends.