Gemstone Guide - 18k Rose Gold
Soft Delicate Pink
- Vintage look
- More valuable than 14k gold
75% Gold, 25% Alloy
Rose gold was first used in the 19th century Russia. At the time, it was commonly referred to as ‘Russian Gold’ for its popularity in the region. Now the precious pink metal has found its way back into the mainstream under the name ‘Rose Gold’ which highlights the fine elegant side of gold.
The purity of gold is measured in karats (symbol: k or kt). Pure gold (99.9% gold) is graded as 24k. Lower grades are represented proportionally; 14k gold is 58.5% gold and 41.5% alloy and 18k gold is 75% gold and 25% alloy. Gold is mixed with alloys to strengthen it, as pure gold is too soft for traditional jewelry.
Rose gold is commonly alloyed with copper and silver. Unlike white gold, it does not need to be replated. The color of rose gold will not fade ensuring its eternal beauty.
- Securely store in non-abrasive or velvet like pouches and fabric lined jewelry boxes
- Avoid keeping multiple pieces together
- Using a soft brush, clean gently in warm water and mild dish soap
- Dry with a soft cloth, lint-free if possible
- Do not use metallic brushes, corrosive cleaning solutions (such bleach and chlorine), or paper towels and tissues.