Last month, our beloved wooden wedding bands took home the esteemed Manliest Ring of the Month award. This month, we shift the spotlight to our rose gold wedding bands, as they are the next recipient of this distinguished honor. Let’s learn a little bit more about rose gold wedding bands and find out what makes them so great, eh?
Alright, kids, crack open your textbooks because history class is in session. Rose gold first became popular in 19th century Imperial Russia when the czar’s jeweler Carl Fabergé used it to make his beautiful Fabergé eggs. Rose gold jewelry roared in the 1920s during the era of extravagance, but it saw a decline in popularity during the Great Depression. It was reintroduced after World War II and remains a staple in the jewelry biz today.
So, what exactly is rose gold? Well, it’s gold … but there’s a bit more to it than that. Rose gold is actually about 75% gold, 22-25% copper, and, occasionally, ~3% silver. The copper and, sometimes, silver gives rose gold its reddish hue, which pairs perfectly with the radiant gold.
But that’s not the only benefit of the added copper; it also helps bring the price down. Pure gold jewelry is super expensive, but the copper makes it more affordable. The little bit of copper makes it possible for anybody to live like a king with a gold ring.
The added copper also makes the wedding band a little more durable. Solid gold is a softer precious metal, so it’s a jeweler’s best friend because they can shape and mold it however they like. However, this softness comes with a problem: Solid gold can bend or scratch easily (ironically, solid gold is not that solid!), so it’s not the best option for dudes who work with their hands. Luckily, the added copper adds some durability to your rose gold wedding bands.
Rose gold can shine by itself, but its versatility makes it really stand out. This is another time where the softness works in its favor, as rose gold pairs perfectly with other materials or stones. It doesn’t matter what type of look you want out of a wedding band—you can find it with rose gold. Let’s take a look at some of our rose gold wedding bands.
If you and your partner love to match, you need a rose gold wedding band. These rings pair perfectly with most engagement rings. The reddish-gold juxtaposes perfectly against a variety of different materials and colors, plus the rose gold looks great with any skin tone.
Let’s say your partner has a diamond engagement ring … well, now you can match with The Barclay’s rose gold band and .10 princess-cut diamond. That’s just one of the many matching combos featuring rose gold wedding bands. We have lots of rose gold rings, so use your imagination and get creative with it.
Oh, and one more thing. Rose gold wedding bands are super simple to care for and maintain. Just use some soap and water or fine jewelry cleaner and—bam. It’ll look as spiffy as new. And if you get a scratch or two on it? No biggie; stuff happens. Pop on over to a local jeweler and they’ll take care of it.
Well, bro, what’s not to love about our rose gold wedding bands? What are you waiting for? Order yours today! And don’t forget to use our promo code FUCOVID19 at checkout for 15% off and free shipping! Check out the FAQ page or drop a line to us directly if you need anything else. You know we’re always here for you.