The Staying Power of Rose Gold
Rose gold has been increasing in popularity for a number of years but 2017 felt like its biggest year yet. Everywhere we looked we saw Rose Gold, from tech to fashion to home appliances... but is it just a fad or will it last?
Rose gold jewellery has cropped up in popularity throughout the centuries, first appearing in the nineteenth century in Russia and so, it was originally named Russian Gold. It became popular again in the mid-Victorian era when pink was linked to romance, a very on-trend theme at the time. The most notable period in history is the 1920’s when, during the war period, the government banned the use of platinum amongst civilians and so Rose Gold started to be used again, becoming a popular alternative. It was also at this time that Cartier released a signature piece of jewellery called the Trinity Band which was made up of three smaller bands in Rose Gold, Yellow Gold and White Gold.
So why is it back in trend now?
Recent world affairs have led to the feminist movement being reinvigorated and within that trend; many are reclaiming feminine colours, with light pinks often being referred to as ‘Millennial Pink’; a colour that can be spotted in almost all major Instagrammers pages.
The wildly popular Instagrammer and YouTuber, Lily Pebbles got her and, her now, husband’s wedding bands made by Hatton Jewels for which she chose Rose Gold and her husband chose the Trinity Band style.
Lily Pebbles says in her Instagram post; ‘We are so excited to have our wedding rings! The wedding isn't for a while yet but we wanted to design our own rings and @hattonjewels made that happen! Rich has gone for a Russian style wedding ring & I designed a delicate double wire style ring in Rose Gold. Can't wait to wear it!’
As well as Rose Gold being on-trend, Rose Gold rings have the added benefit of creating a soft glow on your hands rather than the more harsh Yellow Gold, this is great for all skin tones and different aged hands. Due to its historical roots, Rose Gold has a timeless look about it, giving it an antique feel (also very on trend) and so we don’t see the popularity of rose gold jewellery disappearing anytime soon!
If a rose gold engagement ring is what you’re looking for, Hatton Jewels has many available, as well as being able to create bespoke rings in your design. Here a few fantastic Rose Gold engagement rings currently in our collection...
For an engagement ring similar to Lily Pebbles, our
For something similarly classic but with a slight quirk, take a look at our Sophie Brilliant Cut Solitaire Twist Ring. It maintains the classic feel but with a delicate twist in the metal at the clasp.
If you’re after a Rose Gold engagement ring in a classic style but with a bit more bling, then look no further than Diana Multi Option Engagement Ring with Brilliant Cut Diamond Micro Set Shoulders. Why have one diamond when you can have 12 micro diamonds too!
If the vintage feel is what you’re after then we have created the elegant Ivy Brilliant Cut with Leaf Motif Shoulders in Rose Gold.
Link to Lily Pebbles Instagram --- > https://www.instagram.com/lilypebbles/?hl=en