Rose gold may have emerged as a trend in the jewelry world, but the pink-colored metal is officially a classic in terms of an engagement ring. From traditional diamond cuts like princess, round, and emerald to meaningful three-stone rings (á la Meghan Markle) and sleek solitaires, rose-gold engagement rings are decidedly romantic whether you’re set on an antique, fashion-forward, or timeless engagement ring.
If platinum, white gold, or sterling silver metals aren’t for you, rose gold is a fresh and modern alternative (especially if yellow gold doesn’t totally appeal to you). A flattering color for all skin tones, rose gold can have various tints from rosy shades of pink to barely blushed—hues will differ based on whether you choose a ring made from 14 or 18-karat rose gold which are the most popular (read: durable) for an engagement ring. Of course, white diamonds are a stunning complement to rose-gold settings, but champagne, grey, and raw or rustic diamonds are lovely as ever in rose gold as well as colored gemstones like pink sapphires, rubies, amethysts, morganite, and pearls. For a bolder and trendier contrast, consider a rose-gold engagement ring with enamel in the design either as a polished band or featured as a modern halo around a center stone.
For a super romantic rose-gold engagement ring, an antique style or settling 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 whether you choose a popular oval, angular Asscher, classic cushion cut, or a bezel setting for an ultra-clean finish. To give rose gold a fashion-forward twist, aim for a contemporary engagement ring design such as a double band, east-west settling, or a unique stone shape like a shield, hexagon, or trillion cut. For a little more glitz and glamour, be sure to select a pavé or baguette band—both styles with shimmer oh-so brightly in a rose-gold setting.
For a super budget-friendly engagement ring, think beyond popular bridal jewelers and consider a ring from a contemporary or emerging jewelry designer. Chances are they’ll have lots of dainty, stackable rose-gold rings made with diamonds and gemstones that perfectly serve as a romantic engagement ring. As time goes on, you can always add to your ring stacks for a modern, anniversary upgrade.
From big and blingy to dainty and demure, ahead, scroll through 92 rose-gold engagement rings for every bridal style and budget.