Rose gold was most popular during the Victorian era (1830 to 1901) as pink was considered the colour of romance. White metals took over in the early 1900s but suffered a setback during World War II as the U.S. government declared platinum a “wartime metal” and banned its use in jewellery. Rose gold experienced a resurgence during this time but then became less popular from 1950 until the last couple of years where it has become an extremely popular choice.
18ct rose gold is a durable metal and will not tarnish. Like all metals, it will require polishing over time but the colour will remain the same unlike white gold that is normally plated in rhodium.
Below are a few of my favourite rose gold engagement rings…