Rose gold his been around at least since the 1800’s and first became popular in Russia where it was known as Russian gold.
It then was very much in demand during the Victorian era because of its pink color. And in the 1920s Cartier designed his trinity ring using yellow gold, rose gold and white gold. This brought the metal even more to the public eye.
Because it’s made with an alloy of copper it is a little bit less expensive than pure gold and also the copper makes the gold more durable. Rose gold is often favored by those whose skin tones are not complemented by the color of yellow gold.
Did you also know that there’s green gold, gray gold, blue gold, purple gold and black gold? The story of gold alloys is quite fascinating, you can learn more about it here.
In the video I tell you just what red, rose and pink gold are made up of and show you some examples of how they are used in jewelry making.
Enjoy the video and happy creating!
You can watch the Friday Findings-Rose Gold video over at YouTube.