It’s a wonderful time in your life, as your career is going well, with a promotion proving that you are on the right path. You are following a profession that you are sure will remain in demand for years to come, so you feel settled with no need to look elsewhere.
Talking of being settled, you are in love and are about to move into a new apartment with your partner. You know that she is a lady of great taste who follows fashion but also loves her history and is showing it in her appearance. She is already in possession of some antique jewellery pieces.
You especially admire her ring, one of those antique rings online dealer Kalmar Antiques showcases and some collectors would treasure. It is striking and suits her perfectly. What you didn’t realise until it came up in conversation one night is that it is made of rose gold. To show a real interest, and to satisfy your curiosity, you do some research to have a look at the history and all about the metal.
Rose gold has become a classic colour used in jewellery, accessories, and even in home interiors. The colour is described as blush and pink, which to the public perception, sounds romantic. Its subtle shade is seen as less brash than yellow gold. It’s the perfect combination of feminine and edgy, bold yet understated. In addition, it pairs beautifully with almost any other shade – from light neutrals to cool pastels, deep jewel tones to bright primaries.
The metal consists of a mixture of around 43% copper, 37% gold, and 20% silver, which gives it a unique pinkish red colour, which is sometimes called pink gold, while being classified as ‘real gold’ in the jewellery industry.
The precious metal was originally used by the famed Russian Carl Faberge, who was tasked with creating his famous Faberge Eggs as gifts to tsars Alexander III and Nicholas II’s family; it became known as Russian Gold. The Roaring 20s saw its popularity reach the USA, among the Flappers in the extravagantly fashionable decade with their ostentatious fine jewellery. You would find rose gold in a piece from the 1920s set.
The Trinity Ring, a classic piece, was created by Cartier and commissioned by Jean Cocteau. The piece helped the boost of popularity of rose gold in 1924 with its subtle, romantic colour of gold translating into romantic, elegant items that fitted the attitude of the times perfectly.
Whatever item you want to be made of rose gold, including the ever-popular engagement ring, you are guaranteed a beautiful striking piece that will receive plenty of attention and will not tarnish, meaning it retains its value.
Barry Lachey is a Professional Editor at Zobuz. Previously He has also worked for Moxly Sports and Network Resources “Joe Joe.” he is a graduate of the Kings College at the University of Thames Valley London. You can reach Barry via email or by phone.