Source: Lola and Grace
I’d never really been a big fan of yellow gold. With yellow undertones in my skin, you don’t really need yellow gold jewellery to bring that forward, making you look sallow. I’ve always preferred the contrasting silver colour of sterling silver, or when I find a nice piece of jewellery, at times I will get rose gold. I love the pink undertones created by the content of copper in the gold mix, the higher the copper content, the deeper the colour. Despite what people might think, sterling silver and gold are not pure. They are often mixed in their molten state with other metals to give it durability and hardness because of how soft pure silver (including fine or Britannia silver) and 99.9 gold is.
For the longest time, rose (sometimes known as Russian or red) gold hasn’t been popular, so sterling silver, white and yellow gold have been more prominent in fashion and designer jewellery shops. Pink has always been a favourite colour of mine, and that lovely understated colour of rose gold is such an elegant and contrasting colour that compliments any skin tone like blush does for your cheeks. Which is why I couldn’t be happier when I went on a shopping spree at Maison Miru and one of my key stacking pieces is their Audrey Forever Love bangle in rose gold.
It seems like rose gold is becoming more popular and the trend is catching on. Which means it’s easier for people like me to buy pieces more easily. The great thing about sterling silver or white gold, palladium, yellow and rose gold are complimentary colours and can be worn however you wish. It’s no longer a need to match the colours of your jewellery to your dress. All different tones of gold and other precious metals are metallic colours and will contrast nicely to make a statement. Which is why in addition to my sterling silver jewellery, my slightly darker palladium white gold engagement ring and my rose gold Audrey Forever Love bangle, I also bought these lovely rose gold hoop earrings from SHOPMODERNIST:
Small rose gold hoop earrings, £17.55 from SHOPMODERNIST
Whether you’re after personalised and individually handcrafted pieces by independent designers or high street stores like Thomas Sabo or Lola and Grace, you’re bound to find a piece that will suit your sense of style and get you excited about this lovely shade of gold. Here are my favourite picks:
14k recycled rose gold hoops, £75.24 from PointNoPointStudio
Rose gold hinged hoop earrings, £109 from Thomas Sabo
Contemporary rose gold earrings with pink topaz, £21.94 from ArtfulHummingbird
Teardrop rose gold earrings with green peridots, £18.18 from KelkaJewelry
Rose gold inverted hoops, £24.45 from OliveYewJewels
Rose gold teardrop shaped hoop earrings with pink amethyst, £22.57 from applepear
Rose gold leaf branch earrings, £10.66 from Crystalshadow
Large rose gold filigree cut out drop earrings, £10.03 from AirPlaneSimpleWhat are your thoughts on rose gold? Do you love or hate it?
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