Rose Gold

In all my years selling jewelry, I'd frequently encounter women who said they couldn't wear gold. Most of them were morphing a preference into a rule, but there are women who look jaundiced if they wear gold. Personally, I've never been a fan of most gold, but I love rose gold. The pinkish hue is achieved by adding more copper to the mix,* and it looks great on most skin types. Thankfully, rose gold, which was last popular during the dawn of the 20th century, has seen a resurgence in popularity in the last few years.
long drop earrings, Max & Chloe $125
ball earrings, Fossil $32
quartz drops, Max & Chloe $128
key studs, Shopbop $38
stackable bangles, House of Harlow at Boutique to You $176
moss cuff, Alexis Bittar $245
pearl and teardrops bracelet, Kohl's $67.50
heavy chain bracelet, Max & Chloe $68

stackable rings, Max & Chloe $88
turnlock ring, Marc by Marc Jacobs at Shopbop $48
stretch ring, Fossil at Zappos $28.80
open heart ring, Endless $60

*Fun facts about gold alloys. No one is actually allergic to gold. It's the other metals that are used when making the wearable gold alloy that gives people a reaction. Nickel are the biggest offender, but it usually isn't used in higher karats. Most 14k gold is half gold, one quarter copper and one quarter silver.


Anonymous said…
I love rose gold! I think this comes from being russian, because its cheaper to make, its widely sold there. But I still love it!
Jael Paris said…
I read that rose gold used to be called Russian gold because of it's popularity there.
Susanelle said…
I love rose gold, too... but, sigh, I find it hard to be mad at any of the precious metals.
Rachel said…
Oh that is so pretty. I love copper... I wonder if this is less prone to oxidization/corrosion/what have you...

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