What is Rose Gold?

Rose gold is a gold-copper alloy. Rose gold is also called pink gold or red gold, although they are not the same. The difference between rose gold, pink gold, and red gold is the percentage of copper in the alloy.

Rose gold is a popular gold alloy. It is becoming more and more popular. It is commonly used for wedding rings, bracelets, chains, and other jewelry.

The purity of rose gold is measured in the same way as other gold alloys, using karats. Rose gold can be 10K, 14K, 18K, or 21K.

The difference between rose gold and pink and red gold is the copper content of the alloy. Pink gold contains the least amount of copper and a higher amount of silver. Rose gold follows by having higher copper and less silver. And finally red gold having the highest amount of copper.

Examples of the common alloys for 18K rose gold, 18K red gold, 18K pink gold, and 12K red gold include:

Gold AlloyGold ContentCopper ContentSilver Content
18K Red Gold75%25%
18K Rose Gold75%22.25%2.75%
18K Pink Gold75%20%5%
12K Red Gold50%50

Since rose gold alloy contains impurities, it may contain nickel. Nickel can cause allergic reactions for some people.

Also, the color of rose gold is different from the natural color of gold which is yellow or reddish yellow. Some people don’t like it because of the unnatural color.

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