Rose Gold Jewelry – Distinctive Engagement Rings
In its natural state gold is a yellow metal. Even though it is a metal it is very soft and can be easily shaped into various forms with ease. Malleable quality added with its natural beauty has made gold the number one choice of metal for making jewelry since ancient times.
Gold in measured in karat and the most pure gold is 24-karat. However, the metal is so soft in its pure form that it cannot hold on to any shape it is given. That is why that if any design is made on the surface of the metal it can be easily rubbed off. Similarly, if any precious stone is set on pure gold it will fall off quite easily. Now this type of jewelry is not desirable at all. Such expensive items should be able to retain its shape and size.
Therefore, this drawback of the gold is overcome by strengthening its property so that jewelry can be made that will retain its shape. As a result gold has been amalgamated with other metal before making jewelry. The property and color of the alloy depends on the nature, amount of the other metal mixed in the gold. Copper is the most common metal that is alloyed with gold to produce different types of gold metal. Copper is akin to gold in terms of its brownish color and adds a distinctive tint to the alloyed gold. The color range of such alloy can be from red to pink and is generally referred to as rose gold or red gold or pink gold.
The rose gold looks very feminine and is mostly used for making rose gold jewelry for women. However, deeper hued rose gold jewelry is now being made for men as well.
Rose gold is produced by mixing copper to gold. Rose gold will look redder if more copper is added to it. Therefore a piece of rose gold jewelry will look redder due to the presence of increased copper in it. An 18k rose gold will have 18 parts of pure gold and 6 parts of copper alloy. Similarly, a 10k rose gold jewelry will have 10 parts pure gold and 14 parts copper. Therefore, with high percentage of copper content in the 10k rose gold jewelry item will look redder than the 18k jewelry.
If you want to take this further you can add another metal like silver to the rose gold, then the possibilities of getting different hues becomes endless.
Therefore, it all boils down to the fact that rose gold is nothing but a range of blended gold. This is one of the reasons why it becomes very difficult to find two different rose gold jewelries which are matching; more so if you are buying them at different places.
All said and done rose gold is a very exquisite metal that is precious as well as stunning for making jewelry that looks romantic. This is a good choice for those looking for a different engagement ring or a wedding ring.
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