1. Founded in the early 19th century, it was created by the famous Fabergé Egg creator, Carl Fabergé. First called, “Russian Gold” due to its country of origin, it was later renamed “Rose Gold.” *
2. It became popular in the extravagant early 1920’s and went dormant after the depression era with the rise of Art deco. A resurgence followed around World War II, due to precious silver color metals being vital to the war efforts.
3. The color of rose gold depends on the ratio of copper to gold during fabrication, ranging from a soft pink to a deep red. The hue can also intensify as it is worn. The components of true rose gold are approximately 75% gold and 22.5% copper and a small percentage of silver, which slightly lightens the effect of the dark copper. *
4. This enduring trend has come to another height with the use of modern techniques in fine jewelry. It can be seen in beloved halos, mixed with other color precious metals in fashion and standing alone in classic wedding bands.
Sure to last a lifetime this precious metal is for those looking for a distinct and subtly glamorous look.
*details from -Sothebys
Posted in Blog by: Tracy Welling
Monday, February 19, 2018 9:38:00 AM America/Chicago