Recently I’ve had the opportunity to design custom engagement rings for my clients in 18k rose gold. This beautiful gold has been gaining popularity in recent years and is a beautiful addition to the jewelry designers color pallet.
History of Rose Gold
The history of rose gold in modern times can be traced to 19th century Russia, known at the time as Russian gold. During the 1920s Cartier popularized rose gold with their “Trinity” a ring made of 3 interlocking bands of rose, yellow and white gold.
What is Rose Gold
Rose gold is created with the careful combination of 24k gold with copper and silver. The combination of 3 very soft metals would seemingly produce a soft alloy, but the opposite is true. If not mixed properly the resulting metal will be hard and brittle causing rings and claws to break easily. In our Calgary design studio Davidson Jewels have mastered the perfect alloy, strong but malleable.
Why Rose Gold?
I love that today’s jewelry buyer has a refined design sense and wants more than what is on trend. Rose gold is elegant, timeless and warm giving you another color option to express your style. The choice of rose gold will showcase your diamonds, and enhances the color of the gemstones you have chosen for your engagement ring.
Where to Find Unique Rose Gold in Calgary
If you are looking to create a unique rose gold engagement ring or wedding band in Calgary we are available at Davidson Jewels in Calgary’s East Village.