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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 the modern bride who loves to be ahead of the fashion curve. Also extremely romantic, sentimental brides who look for meanings behind their baubles find rose gold to be the ideal engagement option. "It actually means love," says Madeline Fraser, CEO of Gemist, the try-before-you-buy jewelry site. "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."
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- Madeline Fraser is the founder and CEO of the try-before-you-buy jewelry site Gemist.
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. More practical brides have another reason to love rose gold: durability. "Because it has that copper alloy, it will actually withstand a little bit more wear and tear," says Fraser. "You won’t get as many dings and scratches in it over time."
Of course, white diamonds are a stunning complement to rose-gold settings, but champagne, grey, 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. For a solitaire ring in rose gold, Fraser recommends emerald cuts. "The emerald-cut stone is a beautiful elongating shape. You can do a smaller carat size and it’s still really striking and gorgeous," she says.
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 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, or meaningful three-stone rings. Here are our 60 favorite rose gold engagement rings.
Loop Serendipity Loop Hug Profile East-West Oval Diamond Solitaire
SHOP NOW: Loop Jewelry, Setting priced from $325
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.
Grace Lee Crown Bezel Pearl Ring
SHOP NOW: Grace Lee, $385
For the more unconventional bride, 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.
Anne Sisteron 14KT Rose Gold Diamond Slice Sasha Ring
SHOP NOW: Anne Sisteron, $770
A halo of diamonds surrounds this teardrop-shaped diamond slice. With a half pavé band set in 14k rose gold, this one-of-a-kind ring has 49 small diamonds in total. A modern and elegant choice.
Shane Co. Round Bezel-Set White Sapphire Ring in 14k Rose Gold
SHOP NOW: Shane Co., From $377
The modern bride will love this attention-grabbing piece set in 14k rose gold. The tapered band adds drama while highlighting the round, bezel-set white sapphire enclosed with milgrain detailing.
Clean Origin Tapered Solitaire Ring
SHOP NOW: Clean Origin, Setting priced from $653
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 a round diamond but you can opt for any cut you prefer.
Barbela Diamond Nico Ring
SHOP NOW: Barbela Design, $720
This solitaire ring with a mini bezel-set diamond features a textured band. Crafted in 14k rose gold and made to look chain-like, this ring's band is perfect for the edgier bride.
ILA Oona Ring in Rose Gold
SHOP NOW: ILA, Starting at $1,145
A bright oval diamond shines in an east-west setting with six prongs on a slender band crafted in 18k sustainable gold. An elegant option for the rose gold enthusiast.
Zoë Chicco 14K Horizontal Pear Shaped Diamond Ring
SHOP NOW: Zoë Chicco, $975
For minimalist brides, this small horizontal teardrop diamond, bezel-set in 14k rose gold, is perfect for your barely-there aesthetic.
Ashley Zhang Victoria Rolling Engagement Ring
SHOP NOW: Ashley Zhang, starting at $10,390
We love the interlocking bands of this rolling ring perfect for stylish brides with a modern ethos. Available in 14k rose gold, the ring features a traditional round diamond solitaire ring and an interlocked pavé diamond band.
Anne Sisteron 14KT Rose Gold Emerald Diamond Maddie Ring
SHOP NOW: Anne Sisteron, $885
For a truly standout ring, consider a bold-colored gemstone like 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.
Lane + Lanae Tag You're It Ring
SHOP NOW: Lane + Lanae, $1,000
Attention modern brides: this architectural design features a thicker 14k rose gold band with an asymmetrical cut-out detailing that perfectly frames the sole round diamond. For those who can't decide between a band-style ring and a classic diamond, this work of art is for you.
Diamond Nexus Timeless Cushion Cut Engagement Ring
SHOP NOW: Diamond Nexus, was $1,140, now $912
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.
Bulgari MarryMe Ring in 18K Rose Gold
SHOP NOW: Bulgari, $1,200
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.
Allurez Diamond Halo Oval Shape Engagement Ring 14k Rose Gold (0.26ct)
SHOP NOW: Allurez, was $2,419, now $1,210
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 towards the center giving it a subtle lift, drawing even more attention to this dazzling beauty. The ring price is setting only.
Aurate Large Diamond Solitaire Ring
SHOP NOW: Aurate, $1,500
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 towards modern elegance.
Blue Nile Milgrain Marquise and Dot Diamond Engagement Ring
SHOP NOW: Blue Nile, Setting priced from $1,150
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.
Smith + Mara Brilliant Cut Diamond Stackable Ring
SHOP NOW: Smith + Mara, $1,255
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.
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 0.94CTW Pear Colorless Moissanite Solitaire Engagement Ring in 14K Rose Gold
SHOP NOW: Charles & Colvard, was $1,349, now $1,146.65
A pear-cut moissanite is the centerpiece of this classic solitaire ring crafted in 14k rose gold. Timeless elegance at its finest.
A. Jaffe Two Tone Diamond Engagement Ring with Delicate Rose Gold Quilted Interior
SHOP NOW: A. Jaffe, $1,580
A two-toned ring like this one is perfect for brides who are fashion-forward, plus it sets the stage for endless styling opportunities. The round solitaire diamond is framed elegantly by the half pavé diamond band with intricate milgrain edges. Crafted in 18k rose gold, the band features subtle quilted detailing.
Bario Neal Half-Moon Dyad Ring
SHOP NOW: Bario Neal, Starting at $1,160
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.
Simon G. MR2585 Engagement Ring
SHOP NOW: Simon G., $2,310 (does not include center stone)
Amp up the glitz and glamour with this 18k rose gold stunner. This dramatic piece features a round diamond accentuated by bezel-set side stones while double bands featuring pavé set diamonds peter out to frame the side stones.
Selin Kent Defne Pavé Ring Diamond Marquise
SHOP NOW: Selin Kent, $2,250
Contemporary and unique, this two-toned piece of jewelry with an offset marquise diamond hovering atop a pavé band is perfect for the modern bride.
Yannis Sergakis Adornments La Pierre Asymmetric Diamond Ring in Rose Gold
SHOP NOW: Ylang 23, $2,330
Opt for an asymmetrical cluster ring for a flouting of convention. The slim, high polished band, crafted in 18k rose gold, is adorned with two bezel-set round diamond clusters framing a round diamond center. Made in Greece, this ring is an ornate, romantic option for a bride who wants a one-of-a-kind design.
Vera Wang Love Collection 5/8 CT. T.W. Princess Cut Diamond Frame Vintage-Style Engagement Ring in 14K Rose Gold
SHOP NOW: Zales, $2,999.99
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, said to be symbols of faithfulness and everlasting love, set in the ring's bezel.
Après Jewelry The Kaia Ring - Round
SHOP NOW: Après Jewlery, $1,770
Pink on pink is the ultimate romantic ring choice. The pink hues of this stunning round-cut morganite are reflected by the stones on the pavé band. With the ultra-slim band crafted in 14k rose gold, this ring feels extra delicate and extra feminine.
Lori McLean Fine Jewelry Silhouette Diamond Ring
SHOP NOW: Lori McLean, $2,498
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.
Tacori Simply Tacori Engagement Ring in Rose Gold
SHOP NOW: Tacori, Starting at $2,890
Subtle design details make any ring truly iconic. The central oval diamond in this ring is flanked by two round stones. The band, crafted in 18k rose gold, features small diamonds lining the cathedral-style setting. A subtly magnificent piece.
Porter Gulch Kerry Ring
SHOP NOW: Porter Gulch, $2,950
With a morganite center surrounded by a diamond-shaped halo of princess-cut and circular diamonds, this antique-inspired piece is sure to be a coveted family heirloom. Crafted in 14k rose gold, this piece is for the vintage mavens among us.
Anita Ko Luxe Triangle Ring
SHOP NOW: Anita Ko, $3,150
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.
Gemvara Grace Ring
SHOP NOW: Gemvara, $3,320
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.
Kavant & Sharart Talay Mini Wave Rose Gold Diamond Ring
SHOP NOW: Kavant & Sharart, $3,630
Inspired by the essence of the sea, "from the colorful ocean floor to the crashing waves," 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.
Kassandra Nicholson Navette Ring in Pink Gold
SHOP NOW: Kassandra Nicholson, $4,140
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.
Vrai Emerald Diamond Tetrad
SHOP NOW: Vrai, $1,900
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.
Anna Sheffield Marquise Bea Ring Rose Gold & Champagne Diamond
SHOP NOW: Anna Sheffield, $5,950
Champagne diamonds mix perfectly with rose gold metals. The marquise diamond center, flanked by an inverted trillion-cut diamond on each side, is a stunning take on the pink on pink look. The tapered knife-end band is crafted in 14k recycled rose gold.
Gillian Conroy Teardrop Diamond Pavé Ring
SHOP NOW: Catbird, $5,250
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.
Lindsey Scoggins Signature Slim Ring in Rose Gold (setting only)
SHOP NOW: Lindsey Scoggins, $3,995
The octagonal double-wrapped halo of this feminine classic makes this ring infinitely more vibrant. Available in 18k rose gold, this ring is setting only.
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.
Original Eve Designs Rose Champagne Gemini Ring
SHOP NOW: Markette Six, $5,200
Inspired by the twins of the zodiac, this ring takes a cue from the qualities of the Gemini, "fueled by curiosity for the unusual and a thirst for the creative." With the design sensibilities of a signet ring, this one-of-a-kind piece, with a central emerald-cut diamond flanked by two macle diamonds, is crafted in 18k rose gold.
Boudov Horizontal Orbit Ring in 14k Rose Gold
SHOP NOW: Boudov, $5,280
This fun piece that plays on size and symmetry is set in 14k rose gold. With a large pear-shaped diamond meeting a smaller, round rose-cut diamond, this ring is sure to stop people in their tracks.
Kataoka Diamond Rose Ring-Rhine
SHOP NOW: Kataoka, $5,680
If you're looking for a cluster 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.
Shahla Karimi Marquise V Ring
SHOP NOW: Shahla Karimi, $3,890
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.
KatKim Marquise Crescendo Pavé Ring
SHOP NOW: KatKim Fine Jewelry, $7,200
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.
Jade Trau Free Bird No. 1 Ring
SHOP NOW: Jade Trau, $3,600
An easy way put a modern spin on a traditional engagement ring is to play with the stone's symmetry. This ring features an off-kilter teardrop diamond on a pavé band. Made with 18k rose gold, this ring is setting only.
Victorian Era 1.46 Carat Diamond Rose Gold Engagement Ring
SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $8,500
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.
Erika Winters Iris Halo Ring
SHOP NOW: Alchemy Jeweler, $8,600
Referencing Art Deco elements, this ring is a whimsical option in 18k rose gold. A center diamond is bordered by a halo of round diamonds, in a flared, floral motif with milgrain edges. A thoughtful choice for the playful yet romantic bride.
Rachel Boston Anaya Ring
SHOP NOW: Rachel Boston, approximately $9,389.92
Two overlapping knife-edge bands are half-lined with pavé diamonds. Linked together, the ring features a marquise diamond set in 18k rose gold. A unique choice.
Spinelli Kilcollin Artemis Ring
SHOP NOW: Spinelli Kilcollin, Price upon request
Featuring a trifecta of metals and named after the Greek goddess Artemis, this ring, with its linked bands, is for the brazen bride. One with a round solitaire is sandwiched by two pavé set bands set in 18k rose gold. It also features white gold connectors in 18k. A bold fashion statement for the bride who loves to mix metals.
Peter Suchy 1.03 Carat Diamond Gold Triple Halo Three-Stone Engagement Ring
SHOP NOW: 1stdibs, $12,350
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.
Tiffany & Co. The Tiffany Setting Engagement Ring in 18K Rose Gold
SHOP NOW: Tiffany & Co., Starting at $12,700
Nothing beats a classic in an iconic blue box. This solitaire features the flawless Tiffany setting, which allows the prongs to disappear to highlight the diamond atop the 18k rose gold even more. It's the epitome of timeless elegance.
Abby Sparks Jewelry The Lauren Pear-Shaped Engagement Ring
SHOP NOW: Abby Sparks Jewelry, Starting at $13,000
This ring features a bezel-set, pear-shaped organic diamond with a delicate hammered finish. It's set in 14k rose gold.
Carbon & Hyde Twin Ring in 14K Rose Gold
SHOP NOW: Carbon & Hyde, $16,000
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."
Jessica McCormack Classic Six Claw Ring in 18k Rose Gold
SHOP NOW: Jessica McCormack, approximately $26,347
The subtle double stoppers on either side of the brilliant-cut diamond add a contemporary touch to this otherwise classic solitaire ring. Set in 18k pale rose, this ring is a lesson in refined simplicity for the low-key bride.
Ashley Zhang Grace Emerald Cut Engagement Ring
SHOP NOW: Ashley Zhang, $23,700
Inspired by Grace Kelly's iconic engagement ring, this striking beauty features a gorgeous emerald-cut center diamond flanked by tapered baguette diamonds. The rounded square band is set in 14k rose gold.
Cartier 1895 Solitaire Ring in Pink Gold
SHOP NOW: Cartier, Price upon request
For a timeless classic, consider Cartier's solitaire ring in 18k pink gold. Set with a brilliant-cut diamond available in the carat size of your choice, you cannot go wrong with this classic beauty.
Jemma Wynne Prive Diamond Pear and Pink Sapphire Open Ring
SHOP NOW: Jemma Wynne, Price upon request
For the fashion-forward bride, consider an open engagement ring with two different stones. This one-of-a-kind ring features a pear-shaped diamond on one side and a vibrant pink sapphire on the other. Handmade in New York City, it's set in 18k rose gold.
Marisa Perry by Douglas Elliott 4 Carat Asscher Diamond Solitaire Ring
SHOP NOW: Marisa Perry, Price upon request
This statement piece features a 4-carat Asscher diamond on an ultra-slim 18k rose gold band. The diamond is set in the Robin setting making it close to the finger. Talk about a rock.
Lauren B Jewelry 2.50 CT Radiant Cut Diamond Two-Tone Engagement Ring
SHOP NOW: Lauren B Jewelry, Price upon request
The star of this piece may be the radiant-cut diamond at first glance but a double-take will reveal subtle details that make this ring phenomenal. The split band on this two-tone ring features subtle pavé detailing giving this classic solitaire a modern revamp.
Tomasz Donocik Stellar Engagement Ring in 18K Rose Gold
SHOP NOW: Tomasz Donocik, Price upon request
Modern and avant-garde, this unique ring set in 18k rose gold is for the bride who wants an architectural piece. The twisted bands are set with baguette diamonds that perfectly frame a square-cut central diamond.
Lizzie Mandler Radiant Diamond Ring in Rose Gold
SHOP NOW: Lizzie Mandler, Price upon request
A 4.5-carat white diamond is the centerpiece of this luxe ring. The edges of the radiant-cut stone are complemented by the knife-edge detailing of the 18k rose gold band. A true showstopper.
De Beers Promise Rose Gold Solitaire Ring
SHOP NOW: De Beers, Starting at $12,100
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.
David Yurman DY Unity Petite Cable Engagement Ring
SHOP NOW: David Yurman, Price upon request
This beautiful petite rose gold ring is fashioned in David Yurman's signature cable band symbolizing the union between two people. Featuring a round center diamond, this solitaire is set in 18k rose gold.