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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. "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.
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 60 favorite rose gold engagement rings for your consideration.
Grace Lee Crown Bezel Pearl Ring
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 Emerald Diamond Maddie Ring
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.
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.
Allurez Diamond Halo Oval Shape Engagement Ring 14k Rose Gold (0.26ct)
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.
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
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
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.
A. Jaffe Two Tone Diamond Engagement Ring with Delicate Rose Gold Quilted Interior
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.
Vera Wang Love Collection 5/8 CT. T.W. 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, said to be symbols of faithfulness and everlasting love, set in the ring's bezel.
Kavant & Sharart Talay Mini Wave Rose Gold Diamond Ring
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.
Anna Sheffield Marquise Bea Ring Rose Gold & Champagne Diamond
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.
Original Eve Designs Rose Champagne Gemini Ring
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.
Spinelli Kilcollin Artemis Ring
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
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
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.
Lauren B Jewelry 2.50 CT Radiant Cut Diamond Two-Tone Engagement Ring
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.
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!
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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.