Gold has been used in jewellery since the dawn of times as it was always considered a precious metal. There is evidence of use of gold by man that dates back to 3000 B.C. in Ancient Egypt, but it is said that flakes of gold have been found in Paleolithic caves as early as 40,000 B.C.
Today there are several gold metal colours available: yellow and white gold being the most common, then there’s red, rose and green gold that are increasingly popular.
- What is rose gold?
- How does rose gold differ from the other golds?
- Choosing a rose gold bracelet
What is rose gold?
Rose gold is seen as the glamorous and vintage-looking gold because of its delicate and romantic pinkish-reddish colour. Rose gold is an alloy of pure gold mixed with copper. The copper itself is what gives it its distinctive pinkish hue. The more the copper in the alloy, the deeper the pink and reddish colours will be. Red gold is the one that has the highest percentage of copper in the alloy.
How does rose gold differ from the other golds?
Rose gold, being composed of gold and copper, is actually cheaper than white or yellow gold because copper is not considered a precious metal and it is readily available. Nevertheless, the one thing that is very practical about copper is that it is harder, resulting in a tougher alloy than the white and yellow gold options. This hardness makes the job of the jeweller also easier to some extent, as it is a fun metal to work with when creating a piece of jewellery such as a gold bracelet or ring.
Choosing a rose gold bracelet
Deciding to purchase a rose gold bracelet is a very personal choice. But if you are looking for something with a romantic feel that will give a lovely soft glow to your skin, it is perfect for you. It does usually have more of a vintage look than, for instance, white gold, but if you choose a more modern design, maybe even set with a river of diamonds, any rose gold bracelet will look absolutely fabulous.
You wish to buy a beautiful gold bracelet but are unsure about the design and gold colour to choose? BAUNAT has a lovely online collection of gold bracelets in yellow, white and red gold. You can find themed designer bracelets as well as tennis bracelets and diamond set bangles. Do not hesitate to browse through our online catalogue and to contact one of our experts should you have any questions.