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Color Differences Between 14k and 18k Rose Gold

Rose gold, like most precious metals used for jewelry, is an alloy. This means that the gold is blended with other metals. In the case of rose gold, the alloy creates a stronger metal that is more durable. Since jewelry is often set with gemstones and diamonds, this is important for holding them in place. While 14k rose gold is “less pure” than 18k rose gold, it is actually both stronger and has a more desirable color. Keep reading the Adiamor blog to learn more about the color differences in 14k and 18k rose gold.

14K Rose Gold

When people think of rose gold, they often picture pinkish colored gold. These rosy hues are considered to be symbolic of romance. 14k rose gold is often the most desired due to the shade of pink. This color is created through the alloy. By blending gold with copper and other precious metals such as silver, the yellow gold takes on a more pink color. 14k rose gold, by definition, contains 58.5% pure gold. The additional copper creates a rosier, brighter pink color which is desired by customers. Additionally, the 14k rose gold is tougher and more resistant to damage; however, rose gold still requires the same amount of professional care including annual cleanings.

18K Rose Gold

The main attraction to 18k rose gold, then, is not the pink color. In fact, the color differences between 14k and 18k rose gold mean that, when put side by side, the 18k rose gold appears more yellow. This is because 18k rose gold contains more pure gold. Like 18k white gold or yellow gold, 18k rose gold contains 75% pure gold. The result is a softer, more malleable jewelry metal that contains a higher quantity of gold and therefore costs more. However, despite the increase in price due to the larger amounts of gold, most people prefer the color of 14k rose gold.

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Many people prefer the more pink shades of 14k rose gold to 18k rose gold

When picking out a ring metal, it is important to understand what creates the color differences between 14k and 18k rose gold. If you desire a brighter pink color, then 14k is the way to go. On the other hand, if the value of the gold is the main attraction, then 18k rose gold fits the bill. Either way, rose gold is a beautiful precious metal that is perfect for engagement rings and wedding bands, so it’s hard to go wrong. The ultimate choice is deciding which color rose gold is right for you. Learn more in our Metal Education center today!

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5 Popular Rose Gold Engagement Rings under $1000

For the past couple of years, rose gold rings have been the hottest thing about proposing. If you’re looking for the right ring to propose with this summer, check out these five popular rose gold engagement rings available from Adiamor! Each of these styles is also a great value as all are priced under $1000 for the ring. Simply add a diamond for the ultimate unique engagement ring.

Custom Fit Platinum Basket Solitaire


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A classic solitaire rose gold engagement ring


This popular rose gold engagement ring is a  modern take on a classic solitaire. Featuring the center diamond, this elegant setting surrounds it with a basket of platinum prongs. Vintage inspired, each ring is custom made to fit the measurements of the diamond you select.

Plain Band Princess Halo Engagement Setting

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A rose gold engagement ring featuring a halo setting

Looking for a ring with a bit more going on than the classic solitaire? Check out this simple yet stunning halo engagement setting. Featuring a simple, high polished, 1.7mm solid band, this ring pairs perfectly with diamond eternity bands for a gorgeous balance of shimmer and shine.

Vintage Leaf Diamond Engagement Setting

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A vintage rose gold engagement ring with diamond accents

For ladies that prefer the vintage look, the vintage leaf diamond setting is the way to go. This inspired design includes 0.25 cttw round brilliant diamonds as accents. However, you can mix and match your center diamond for an even more unique look. When it comes to popular rose gold engagement rings, it’s hard to be the vintage style of this setting!

Classic Pave Engagement Setting

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A rose gold engagement ring featuring a pave setting

If the vintage look isn’t your lady’s preferred style, then the pave rose gold setting may be the right ring to set her heart aflutter. This diamond pave engagement ring is set with 16 round brilliant cut diamonds totaling 0.25 carats. This classic pave ring is every bit as beautiful in person, too!

Split Shank Setting For Emerald Cut Diamond

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The split shank engagement ring looks great in rose gold

Finally, the split shank setting offers something a little different. Designed for rectangular diamonds, this is one of the most popular rose gold engagement rings available for under $1000. Split shank rings are a hot trend, but with the rose gold color, they are sure to stay in style for years to come.

While these are 5 of the most popular rose gold engagement rings, they certainly aren’t the only options. Start designing your own rose gold ring today!