25 Rose Gold Engagement Rings You Won't Want to Miss
Can something be both trendy and classic? Well, if you're talking about rose gold engagement rings, the answer is a resounding yes.
Called Russian gold at the time, rose gold was first used in the early 19th century by Carl Fabergé in his world-renowned Fabergé eggs. However, the unique pink-hued metal didn't become truly trendy until around 1924, when Cartier used rose gold in his iconic trinity ring. But like everything connected to fashion, the popularity of rose gold (or even yellow and white gold) rises and falls over time. Today, rose gold seems to be riding the wave of popularity, with celebrities like Blake Lively and Leighton Meester sporting their own gorgeous baubles in a delicate rose gold setting. And to be honest, they make it look so good that rose gold engagement rings are finding their way onto wishlists everywhere.
Read on for everything you need to know about rose gold engagement rings—plus editor-approved picks you can shop right now.
What Is Rose Gold?
Rose gold is an alloy or a mix of gold, copper, and silver. It is the copper that gives rose gold its characteristic pink hue. The more copper in the alloy, the pinker it looks. It's worth noting that there's a common misconception that rose gold is not "real gold" because it's a mix of metals. All gold jewelry is actually a mix of metals. Pure gold is too soft for jewelry making and requires a mix of other metals to make it strong enough for daily wear.
How Much Does a Rose Gold Engagement Ring Cost?
Another common misconception surrounding rose gold is that it's less expensive than yellow or white gold. The reality is yellow, white and rose gold are priced based on the amount of gold used to make the ring. So, a 14-karat yellow gold ring will likely cost the same as a 14-karat rose gold ring, simply because they contain the same amount of pure gold.
Like any engagement ring, rose gold engagement rings vary in price. Essentially, it all comes down to the karat weight of the gold content in your ring, the carat size and quality of your diamond or other gemstone and the the intricacy of the setting (think: hand engraving, accent stones or diamond pavé detail).
How Long Does Rose Gold Last?
One of the most well-known properties of copper is that it tends to oxidize over time. And while a rose gold ring is just as durable as white gold or yellow gold, you may want to keep in mind that the color of your ring may grow darker and redder over time, due to the copper content. It's also worth noting that some people view that color change as a benefit rather than a drawback—it all depends on your personal preference. To reverse oxidation, give your rose gold ring a good rub with a jewelry cloth or have it polished by a professional jeweler.
Rose Gold Engagement Rings You Can Buy Now
Feeling a rose gold engagement ring now? Shop some of our fave rings styles below.
Brilliant Earth Secret Garden Marquise Diamond Engagement Ring
There's nothing garden variety about this ring with floral motifs. Delicate vines dotted with marquise-shaped buds twist and wind their way toward a stunning oval diamond in the center of this jaw-dropping sparkler.
Natural Morganite Engagement Ring With Diamonds
Thanks to their complementary pink hues, morganite and rose gold are a natural pairing. A halo of diamond-encrusted petals gives this whimsical sparkler added flair.
Sofia Zakia Paeonia Diamond Ring
Everything's coming up roses with this ring. A rose-cut diamond in a blooming rose setting in—you guessed it—rose gold is all about romance.
Cushion-Cut Amethyst and Diamond Halo Engagement Ring
If you're on a tight budget, gemstones are a fabulous alternative to diamonds. Perfect for the to-be-wed who wants to stand out from the crowd, this ring features an eye-catching
Reina Diamond Ring With Versailles Diamond Ring
As the name implies, this delicate ring is fit for a queen. A regal scalloped halo plus rose gold setting give this sparkler serious Old World appeal.
Blue Nile Studio Heiress Halo Diamond Engagement Ring
You can't go wrong with a classic halo setting. Another plus? You can customize this ring with the center diamond of your choice.
Kay Jeweler's Aquamarine And Diamond Engagement Ring
For a luxe something blue, opt for an aquamarine center stone. The cool tones of this light blue gemstone create a gorgeous contrast against the warm tones of a rose gold setting.
Brilliant Earth Petite Twisted Vine Diamond Engagement Ring
Timeless with a twist, the unique details of this solitaire ring make it sensational. A dazzling strand of diamonds give a classic twisted setting an ultra-glam feel.
Barkev's Pear-Shaped Morganite Ring
If there's ever a time to indulge in some romantic pink bling, your wedding is it. This rose gold ring featuring a pear-shaped morganite center stone is equal parts dreamy and elegant.
Zale's Marquise Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring in 14K Rose Gold
A marquise diamond solitaire is an undeniably classic ring style. With a stunning marquise diamond that's brilliant enough to stand alone, this stunner is the epitome of timeless elegance.
Brilliant Earth Nouveau Diamond Engagement Ring
Calling all vintage lovers. Inspired by the Art Nouveau era, this unique rose gold ring features a pear-shaped diamond nestled into a pavé chevron band.
Jared Emerald-Cut Diamond Ring With Double Halo
What's better than one diamond halo? Two. A dazzling emerald-cut diamond is framed by a double halo of diamonds plus more diamonds trailing down its rose gold shank—it's pretty much guaranteed to sparkle from any angle.
Kay Jeweler's Pear/Round Cut Diamond Engagement Ring
You can never have too much sparkle. This fabulous pear-shaped diamond sits atop a delicate 14-karat rose gold band, and more twinkling round diamonds frame its lovely silhouette. To punch up the opulence just a little bit more, round diamonds also line the twisted shank.
Dahlia Diamond Engagement Ring
Calling all boho glam to-be-weds. A compass-shaped halo of round and pear-shaped diamonds make this rose gold engagement ring a totally unique vibe.
Grace Lee Round Rose Cut Ring
In the market for a modern heirloom? Look no further. A rose-cut diamond center stone has heirloom quality, while a sleek rose gold bezel setting makes this ring feel au courant.
Blue Nile East-West Sidestone And Pavé Diamond Engagement Ring
It's all about the details. A heart-shaped center stone and princess-cut diamond side stones that have been set east-west (read: horizontally instead of vertically) give this elegant three-stone ring a modern update.
Antique Scroll Three Stone Trellis Diamond Engagement Ring
This three-stone engagement ring with a trellis setting is all about vintage style. Plus, there's an equally intricate wedding ring to match this sparkler.
Kwiat Engagement Ring With a Marquise Yellow Diamond and Pavé
There's nothing mellow about this yellow diamond ring. A blinged out rose gold setting plays up the vibrant color of a stunning marquise-cut center stone.
Neil Lane Morganite Engagement Ring With Diamonds
This ring is so simple yet so stunning. A streamlined rose gold setting with diamond baguette accents puts all the focus on a gorgeous morganite center stone.
Zale's Emerald-Cut Diamond Past Present Future® Frame Engagement Ring in 14K Rose Gold
A blinged-out three-stone ring is the perfect balance of sentimental and megawatt shine. The three diamonds represent your past, present and future with your partner, while a double halo setting plus pavé details bring the sparkle.
Anna Sheffield Bea Three Stone Ring
Fashionistas, this one's for you. For a ring with cool contrast, opt for a black or gray diamond center stone in a rose gold setting.
Vera Wang Love Collection Princess-Cut Diamond Frame Vintage-Style Engagement Ring
This stunner is the vintage engagement ring of dreams and will likely land on many a wish list. Elegantly crafted in 14-karat rose gold, this ring features a sparkling princess cut diamond surrounded by a rose gold halo of diamonds and milgrain detailing. Bonus: Two princess-cut blue sapphires symbolizing fidelity and everlasting love are set into the ring's bezel.
Barkev's Rose Gold Split Shank Pear Engagement Ring
This ring is made for the to-be-wed who doesn't shy away from a lot of glitz and glamour. A split shank band adorned with melee diamonds beautifully accentuates the stunning pear-shaped diamond center stone.
De Beers Forevermark Icon™ Setting Oval Diamond Engagement Ring
Designed to highlight the beauty of its stunning oval diamond, this classic solitaire is the picture of simplicity and perfect for the minimalist bride.
Zale's Diamond Solitaire Swirl Engagement Ring
Can't choose between white or rose gold? Opt for a mixed metal design. This two-tone solitaire engagement ring with a bypass setting is the best of both worlds.