What with all this passion for pink—gemstones like spinel, morganite, and tourmaline are in their Barbie eras—it checks out that a similarly shaded metal might earn some of the spotlight too.
Rose gold had its moment in the engagement ring category about a decade or so back, but it was quickly overtaken by the immensely popular offerings of yellow gold, especially in the form of thick flush-mount settings.
Like sterling silver, rose gold is now experiencing a spike in popularity—particularly in fine/fashion jewelry—and it’s a welcome one indeed.
Soft and lustrous, rose gold provides a beautiful departure from the chunks of yellow gold we’ve been heavily (and happily) consuming for the past several years. For those invested in yellow gold, rose gold plays nicely with it. It’s also marvelous paired with white metals, its unique shade managing a cool warmth—not too hot like yellow gold, not as icy as, say, platinum. The perfect in-between.
Below, some of the latest in rose gold.
Top: Gold Strokes ear cuff in 18k rose gold, $1,579; Susana MartinsFollow JCK on Instagram: @jckmagazine
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