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We explain the technical details of each type of metal. When it comes to what color (yellow, rose or white) there is no technical answer to which is best. This is based on personal preference, skin tone and current fashion.
One important note is that you shouldn’t think that Platinum is somehow better than white gold. Visually they are virtually identical. Check out this beautiful platinum solitaire from James Allen. Now here is the same setting in 14kt white gold and it looks identical. Technically speaking, platinum is poor value (as explained below), so you are better off putting your money towards the diamond.
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Alloyed with copper to produce the rose color. Red, rose, and pink gold refer to various shades of this family. Basically, the more copper, the redder the gold becomes. A common alloy for rose gold is 75% gold and 25% copper by mass (18K). Like white gold, since rose gold is an alloy, “pure rose gold” doesn’t actually exist.
Considered by many to be the most romantic metal due to its pinkish-red color.
May be more affordable than other metals since copper — the alloy used to make rose gold — costs less.
Copper is also very durable and makes rose gold a tougher metal than yellow or white gold.
Rose gold is very much in style for both men’s and women’s rings.
Complements all skin tones.
Copper can causes allergic reactions in some people, therefore not a hypo-allergenic metal.
Even though rose gold rings are in style now, they are still not as widely available as yellow and white gold.
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