Rose gold may have emerged as a trend in the jewelry world, but the pink-colored metal is now officially a classic as an engagement ring. Achieved by adding copper alloys to gold, rose gold is a fresh and contemporary alternative for every bride. Sentimental brides who look for meanings behind their baubles find rose gold to be the ideal engagement ring option: "It actually means love," says Madeline Fraser, CEO of Gemist. "White gold means friendship and yellow gold means fidelity so rose gold has much more of a romantic quality to it, especially for something like an engagement ring."
Celebrities from Blake Lively to Whitney Port have opted for rose gold engagement rings, sparking more and more brides to choose this untraditional metal. With a rose gold engagement ring, you are sure to stand out in a sea of yellow gold and platinum. Rose gold rings are just as durable as other popular engagement ring metals, and they look beautiful with everything from traditional diamonds to colored gemstones.
Are you sold yet? If so, here are our 35 favorite rose gold engagement rings for your consideration.
Loop Serendipity Hug Profile East/West Oval Diamond Solitaire
We love the east-west setting of this oval diamond solitaire. The elongated style and the slender band set in 14k rose gold make the classic look feel sleek and modern.
Price at time of publish: $445
Grace Lee Crown Bezel Pearl Ring
For the more unconventional bride, the one that loves non-traditional wedding dresses and parties, consider opting for pearl instead of the traditional diamond. The pearl's iridescence is complemented by the sheen of this delicate 14k rose gold band. Plus, the octagonal, crown bezel setting with milgrain detail just exudes vintage drama.
Price at time of publish: $385
Clean Origin Tapered Solitaire Ring
A slightly tapered band in 14k rose gold adds a subtle contemporary touch to a classic solitaire. A timeless choice for any bride, this ring features the ever so popular round-cut diamond, but you can opt for any cut you prefer.
Price at time of publish: $805
Zoë Chicco 14K Horizontal Pear-Shaped Diamond Ring
For minimalist brides who prefer simple rings, this small horizontal teardrop diamond, bezel-set in 14k rose gold, is perfect for your barely there aesthetic.
Price at time of publish: $995
Anne Sisteron 14KT Rose Gold Emerald Diamond Maddie Ring
For a truly standout ring, consider a bold-colored gemstone, like this one featuring an emerald. The rich green hue of this emerald-cut gem complements the pink in the half-pavé band. Plus, the contrast in shapes in this 14k rose gold ring adds another interesting design layer.
Price at time of publish: $885
Diamond Nexus Timeless Cushion-Cut Engagement Ring
The cushion-cut center diamond of this engagement ring is flanked by two trillion-cut stones, fashioning the appearance of one large, elongated diamond. Dazzling and exquisite, this piece is crafted in 14k rose gold.
Price at time of publish: $1,410
Bulgari MarryMe Ring in 18K Rose Gold
Technically a wedding band, this 18k rose gold ring is the perfect choice for any bride with a modern sensibility. Sleek, architectural, and masculine, this contemporary choice with a small princess-cut diamond is a sure standout.
Price at time of publish: $1,220
Allurez Diamond Halo Oval-Shape Engagement Ring 14k Rose Gold
Diamonds galore! An oval diamond is bound by a halo of round stones and is framed by even more sparkle in a pavé band. Set in 14k rose gold, the stones are raised toward the center, giving it a subtle lift and drawing even more attention to this dazzling beauty.
Price at time of publish: $2,513
Aurate Large Diamond Solitaire Ring
This delicate ring, set in 14k rose gold, features a princess-cut solitaire diamond. Simple and timeless, it's perfect for the minimalist bride who leans toward modern elegance. The ring price is setting-only.
Price at time of publish: $1,800
Blue Nile Milgrain Marquise and Dot Diamond Engagement Ring
The vintage aesthetic of this stunning ring is sure to elevate it to heirloom status. Crafted in 14k rose gold, the band features petite diamonds in an alternating marquise and dot pattern with milgrain detailing. The ring price is setting-only.
Price at time of publish: $1,290
Smith + Mara Brilliant Cut Diamond Stackable Ring
This dainty, bezel-set round diamond ring in 14k rose gold is ideal for brides who love the wedding-stack trend. Pair it with your wedding band or other minimalist baubles.
Price at time of publish: $1,255
For a budget-friendly option, consider a dainty, stackable rose-gold ring from a contemporary or emerging jewelry designer. As time goes on, you can always add to your ring stacks for a modern, anniversary upgrade.
Charles & Colvard Forever One Pear Colorless Moissanite Solitaire Engagement Ring
A pear-cut moissanite is the centerpiece of this classic solitaire ring crafted in 14k rose gold. Timeless elegance at its finest.
Price at time of publish: $1,229
Bario Neal Half-Moon Dyad Ring
Contemporary brides looking for a more distinctive design will love this Bario Neal gem. Crafted in 14k polished rose gold, it features two bezel-set, half-moon white sapphires ethically sourced from Sri Lanka.
Price at time of publish: $1,570 for Fairmined 14kt Yellow Gold
Vera Wang Love Collection Princess-Cut Diamond Frame Vintage-Style Engagement Ring in 14K Rose Gold
Romantic and vintage-inspired, this 14k rose gold ring features a princess-cut diamond and an octagon-shaped halo with milgrain edges. A sweet surprise comes in the form of two princess-cut blue sapphires, set in the ring's bezel. Blue sapphire rings are said to be symbols of faithfulness and everlasting love
Price at time of publish: $3,000
Lori McLean Fine Jewelry Silhouette Diamond Ring
A center diamond is surrounded by mini stones in a hexagonal halo made to mimic the silhouette of a diamond. With vintage sensibilities, this one-of-a-kind piece is crafted in 14k rose gold.
Price at time of publish: $2,498
Anita Ko Luxe Triangle Ring
For a fashion-forward twist, opt for an angular cut. Featuring a trillion stone hovering below a pavé band set in 18k rose gold, wear it facing up or down for styling variety.
Price at time of publish: $3,150
Gemvara Grace Ring
The round center stone is made slightly edgier by the angled halo, rendering a touch of architecture to this otherwise feminine piece. Featuring a pavé band, this ring is set in 14k rose gold.
Price at time of publish: $3,380
Kavant & Sharart Talay Mini Wave Rose Gold Diamond Ring
Inspired by a crashing wave, this ring is a highly ornate, intricate piece of jewelry perfect for water babes. This standout piece with movement and dimension is littered with diamonds and is set in 18k rose gold.
Price at time of publish: $3,990
Kassandra Nicholson Navette Ring in Pink Gold
Inspired by the navette ring popular in the Victorian era, this ring marries vintage inspiration with contemporary craftsmanship. The asymmetrical curves of this ring in 14k pink gold beautifully highlight the uncut diamond macle crystal.
Price at time of publish: $4,140
Vrai Emerald Diamond Tetrad
What's better than an emerald-cut diamond? Four. Set in 14k rose gold, four emerald-cut diamonds make a stunning statement on symmetry and angular beauty. A mix of masculine and feminine sensibilities.
Price at time of publish: $1,900
Gillian Conroy Teardrop Diamond Pavé Ring
The subtle taper in the pavé band accentuates the bezel-set, teardrop diamond center. Set in 18k rose gold, this ring has antique sensibilities, perfect for the vintage-loving bride.
Price at time of publish: $5,250
Kataoka Diamond Rose Ring-Rhine
If you're looking for a cluster engagement ring, this is a great option for you. This ring features a round diamond with clusters of diamonds on each side fanning out into the 18k rose gold band. Romantic, decadent, and modern.
Price at time of publish: $6,280
Shahla Karimi Marquise V Ring
In an attempt to reference one of the most popular stone shapes of the '20s, this ring with its east-west marquise diamond is a modern take. The asymmetrical open-band design, set in 14k rose gold, is a play in geometry.
Price at time of publish: $1,590
KatKim Marquise Crescendo Pavé Ring
This open ring is a great option for a bride-to-be with modern sensibilities. In 18k rose gold, this ring features an elegant marquise diamond and a pavé diamond band that tapers at the end.
Price at time of publish: $3,800
1stDibs Victorian Era 1.46 Carat Diamond Rose Gold Engagement Ring
A Victorian-inspired masterpiece, this ring in 14k rose gold features a rose-cut diamond center. A floral halo gives this piece a super-romantic, antique touch.
Price at time of publish: $8,500
Rachel Boston Anaya Ring
Two overlapping knife-edge bands are half-lined with pavé diamonds. Linked together, the ring features a marquise diamond set in 18k rose gold.
Price at time of publish: $8,864
Peter Suchy 1.03 Carat Diamond Gold Triple Halo Three-Stone Engagement Ring
For Gatsby-era opulence, consider this ornate, bejeweled masterpiece. The diamond-encrusted trio of diamonds features a cushion-cut center diamond flanked by two trapezoid diamonds. The three diamonds are sourced from a 1920s estate and are set in 18k rose gold.
Price at time of publish: $13,750
Carbon & Hyde Twin Ring in 14K Rose Gold
This open ring in 14k rose gold is sure to make a statement. Two large pear-shaped stones, differing in size, are both wrapped in pavé diamonds. The designers, third-generation jewelers, are known to mix "new world aesthetics with old world techniques."
Price at time of publish: $25,300
De Beers Promise Rose Gold Solitaire Ring
Two bands form this elegant ring—one in smooth 18k rose gold and the other, pavé set with diamonds. With a round brilliant solitaire at the center, it doesn't get more elegant than this.
Price at time of publish: $18,000 for 1 carat, VS1, size 51
Kataoka Japanese Rose Ring
This intricately designed ring comes from the Tokyo workshop of Yoshinobu Kataoka. The solid 18k rose gold band holds a brilliant center diamond with diamond side stones.
Price at time of publish: $6,980
Yi Collection Diamond Supreme Marquise Chain Ring
Consider this rose gold chain ring with a .43ct. marquise-cut diamond for a fashion-forward, chic engagement ring look.
Price at time of publish: $3,550
Selim Mouzannar Beirut Rose Gold Tourmaline and Diamond Ring
Inspired by the architecture of the city of Beirut, this 18k rose gold ring is truly one-of-a-kind. The band holds a green tourmaline in a halo setting.
Price at time of publish: $2,900
Bloomingdale's Morganite and Diamond Ring
This rose gold engagement ring radiates romance with its pear-shaped morganite gemstone in a halo setting.
Price at time of publish: $2,500
Blue Nile Crescendo Diamond Halo Engagement Ring
For an eye-catching piece, consider this rose gold engagement ring that features a center diamond in a halo setting with alternating diamond sizes. It is complete with a pavé band for an extra dose of sparkle.
Price at time of publish: $1,650
Angara Split Shank Pear Morganite and Diamond Double Halo Ring
A dazzling pear-shaped morganite gemstone sits in the center of this split shank double halo engagement ring. Diamond accents sprinkle the ring's 14k rose gold band.
Price at time of publish: $1,589
Meet the Expert
- Madeline Fraser is the founder and CEO of the try-before-you-buy jewelry site Gemist.
What to Look For When Buying a Rose Gold Engagement Ring
Rose gold can have various tints, making it flattering for all skin tones. Those who prefer millennial pink and barely blushed tones can opt for the lighter 14k metal option while those who like rosy shades can opt for the darker and dustier 18k rose gold options.
Of course, white diamonds are a stunning complement to rose-gold settings, but champagne, gray, and raw diamonds are lovely as ever in rose gold as well as colored gemstones like rubies, amethysts, morganite, and pearls. For an unexpected combination, opt for green emerald gemstones. "They’re complementary colors so they work together perfectly," says Fraser. If your personal style mantra is “needs more pink,” then look no further than gorgeous gemstones like pink sapphire, pink tourmaline, morganite, and spinel.
Rose gold looks great in most settings, so you have free range to choose a style that really reflects your personal taste. For a super-romantic rose gold engagement ring, an antique style or setting with filigree or floral design will feel especially feminine and sweet. If your taste skews modern, a sleek solitaire or two-stone ring in rose gold is stunning. To give rose gold a fashion-forward twist, aim for contemporary elements such as an east-west setting. The choice is all yours!
- How do I clean a rose gold engagement ring? When caring for your ring, rose gold jewelry doesn't require special cleaning needs. Just use a gentle toothbrush to clean it after soaking it in warm, soapy water, like you would other jewelry.
- Is rose gold a durable metal? Yes, rose gold metal is an excellent option for a ring because will stand the test of time. "Because it has that copper alloy, it will actually withstand a little bit more wear and tear. You won’t get as many dings and scratches in it over time," says Fraser.
- How much does a rose gold engagement ring cost? Since rose gold has just as much gold as a yellow gold engagement ring, it will generally have a similar price. Just like yellow gold, the more karats you have in your engagement ring, the higher the price will be.