Rose gold jewelry is trending in 2021 – and we can confidently say that this is a trend that won’t pass. But which rose gold pieces are the most popular right now, and how should you wear them? Read on for the hottest pieces in this warm-toned metal.
If you like rose gold, you love it. Rose gold jewelry has emerged as a top contender – for the past few years, these pieces have steadily increased in popularity. And of course they have! Rose gold is a gorgeous jewelry metal with legions of die-hard fans.
What’s Rose Gold?
Rose gold is a yellow gold/copper alloy. The gold gives it a malleability and sheen that’s perfect for jewelry, and the copper gives it its distinctive pink hue. Originally used in the production of Faberge eggs in the 19th century, nowadays rose gold is beloved for both its durability and romantic pink hue.
Why is Rose Gold Trending?
Rose gold has a light pinkish hue that’s singular in fine jewelry. Its unique color imbues each rose gold jewelry piece with a feminine, vintage feel that’s uncommonly delightful. Plus, this pinkish gold is also one of the strongest! It’s more durable than both white gold and yellow gold. In fact, it’s only second in hardness to platinum! That durability is thanks to its copper content, which incidentally also makes rose gold one of the more affordable jewelry metals. Copper isn’t as expensive as gold, and the gold + copper combo makes rose gold a relatively low-maintenance metal. Rose gold jewelry is the perfect choice for anyone who likes their jewelry to keep a lasting shine with minimal effort. Not only is rose gold a metal that doesn’t require re-plating – it also doesn’t tarnish!
The only disclaimer we have is that rose gold is not hypoallergenic. Anyone with copper allergies should avoid rose gold.
Rose gold jewelry is both glamorous and practical, making it a favorite of celebs and everyday workers alike. Celebrities like Blake Lively and Alison Brie have fanned the flames of this trend with their gorgeous rose gold engagement rings. So if you want a metal that evokes classic Hollywood – give rose gold jewelry a serious consideration.
What Does Rose Gold Go With?
Don’t be shy to pair rose gold with any gemstone that you particularly enjoy. But there are a few gems that complement rose gold particularly well.
- Warm-toned gems: The pink undertones of gemstones like pink sapphire, morganite, red rubies, and purple amethyst complement the pinkish color of rose gold particularly well.
- Green gems: Green is on the opposite side of the color wheel from pink, and so green gemstones like emerald or peridot look especially striking when set in rose gold jewelry. It’s not a particularly intuitive combination, but trust us – it’s a successful one!
- Clear & white gems: Neutral-colored gems like diamonds, white sapphires, and pearls enhance the features of any jewelry metal they’re set in. And when set in rose gold jewelry, they evoke whimsy, femininity, and classic romance.
Pearl + Rose Gold Jewelry
Let’s start off with one of our favorite jewelry pairings: rose gold and pearls. Pearls are one of the earliest-worn gemstones; even in antiquity, they were prized for their shine. In ancient Greece, they were said to be the joyous tears of Aphrodite, the goddess of love and beauty. And the Romans prized pearls more than diamonds! The Roman elite’s obsession with pearls spurred the development of a thriving pearl trade that spanned Europe and the Middle East. From the Persian Gulf to the Isle of Britain, a steady stream of pearls made its way to Rome.
And over two thousand years later, pearls are still the gemstone of choice for modern-day royalty!
ROSE GOLD PEARL BRACELETS
Rose Gold South Sea Pearl and Diamond Bracelet
A single large pearl is complimented by three delicate, bezel-set diamonds in this open bracelet.
Rose Gold Multicolored Pearl & Pavé Diamond Bracelet
This rose gold bracelet features not one, but two stunning, differently-colored pearls! These South Sea pearls are set on a diamond-studded pavé band that swoops and dives like the sea waves under which these gemstones originate.
ROSE GOLD PEARL RINGS
Rose Gold Pearl Ring with Diamond and Morganite
This 14K rose gold ring is set with three different gemstones: The center pearl is set off by a truly beautiful combination of side stones: four round diamonds and two pear-shaped morganite stones. Make your mark with statement jewelry!
Crescent Rose Gold Pearl Ring
This delicate, minimalist ring features a freshwater pearl embraced by a crescent of rose gold. Wear the sun and moon on your finger!
ROSE GOLD PEARL NECKLACES
Pearl and Diamond Rose Gold Necklace
With delicate diamond-studded “leaves,” this eye-catching Windsor pearl seemingly sprouts from its rose gold mounting.
Windsor Pearl Rose Gold Necklace
Oh, make a statement with a string of multicolored Windsor pearls! This chunky pearl necklace is totally on-trend with 2021’s love for bold necklaces. Plus, you can wear it a few ways: wrap it around your wrist a few times for a gorgeous pearl bracelet.
ROSE GOLD PEARL EARRINGS
Amethyst and Pearl Rose Gold Earrings
The truly royal combo of amethyst and pearl makes any wearer of these dangling earrings an undeniable queen!
Diamond and Pearl Rose Gold Earrings
A fan favorite, these rose gold stud earrings are mounted with freshwater pearls and round accent diamonds.
Rose Gold Necklaces
If you’ve got rose gold, flaunt it! These head-turning rose gold necklaces put your sparkle front-and-center. Pick your flavor: pendants, pavé, gemstones, or diamonds! Every rose gold necklace in the bunch is unique yet cohesive, so you can wear it as a daily staple or a special occasion-only statement piece.
Beaded Diamond Rose Gold Necklace
Three concentric circles of rose gold beads are accented with a semicircle of tiny round diamonds. The understated glimmer and asymmetry of this rose gold necklace makes this a relatively simple piece that still turns heads.
Morganite and Diamond Halo Rose Gold Necklace
More pink, please! Dress it up, dress it down, layer it, or keep it simple. Get your fill of subtle femininity with a small, diamond-encircled morganite center stone that is ready to be worn in any situation.
Open Heart Diamond Rose Gold Necklace
Talk about romantic! This asymmetric heart-shaped pavé diamond necklace is an excellent way to show someone special that you love them. And we’ve got to say, it makes a spot-on birthday or Valentine’s Day gift.
Peridot and Diamond Halo Rose Gold Necklace
Green and pink are a surprisingly successful color combination! For the more adventurous of rose gold jewelry lovers, this large center peridot is perfectly elevated by a sunbeam halo of round diamonds and rosy gold.
Rose Gold Earrings
Rose gold earrings should be mandatory wearing for anyone with warm skin tones and/or green eyes. Set close to the wearer’s face, earrings are totally unmissable. And we promise, these rose gold jewelry pieces will garner more than a few, “where did you get those?!” whenever you wear them out!
Sprouting Diamond Rose Gold Earrings
These nature-inspired rose gold earrings feature marquise-shaped diamond “leaves” sprouting from their stems! Dangling elegantly from your lobes, every turn of your head will make sure every facet of these diamonds grabs the light and shines to their fullest.
Amethyst Checkerboard Rose Gold Earrings
2021 is the year of the statement piece, and there’s no better statement to make than one that sparkles. These large purple amethysts radiant royalness for a price that’s within reach of the fashion-forward commoner!
Diamond Teardrop Rose Gold Earrings
Funk it up with rose gold earrings that grace both sides of your lobes! These super-sparkly pavé earrings literally crown your ears with droplets of diamond.
Triple Diamond Rose Gold Earrings
These triple bezel-set diamond stud earrings are cute and perfect for active lifestyles! The trio of differently-shaped diamonds is securely set in durable, untarnishable rose gold, so you can look fantastic whether you’re sweating at the gym, busy at work, or looking fabulous on a candlelit date.
Rose Gold Bracelets
Get your must-wear wrist accessories right here! Rose gold bracelets have arrived. Bangles and cuffs, both of which are quite strong styles, are striking in romantic rose gold. And we all know that there’s no better way to add elegance to an outfit than with a bracelet.
Rose Gold Diamond Sprinkles Bangle
This rose gold pavé bangle is literally sprinkled with trios of beautiful baguette-cut diamonds. Perfect for stacking, this is a bracelet that’s designed to be worn as much as possible!
Rose Gold Open Luxe Diamond Bracelet
Minimalist and classy, this open bracelet will add an upscale punch to your daily jewelry stack. If you love art deco, then this rose gold bracelet is for you!
Rose Gold Double-Row Diamond Pavé Cuff
The double pavé diamond cuff is the rose gold bracelet we never knew we needed. But it’s turned out to be a customer favorite and an excellent way to add super-wearable shimmer to your wardrobe.
Rose Gold Ruby and Diamond Bracelet
Rose gold and rubies for the win! This shimmering bracelet leans heavily into warm tones: pink rose gold gets along famously with red rubies. And just for fun, a row of tiny diamonds adds extra glitter to the bunch.
Rose Gold Rings
Let’s be honest – you can never have enough rings, especially when they’re rose gold. Wear them solo or in the ever-popular ring stack. Go for multiple rose gold rings, or mix-and-match them with white metals and yellow gold. These glittering beauties shine with every wiggle of your fingers – has there ever been a better reason to talk with your hands?
Rose Gold Triple-Layered Marquise Diamond Ring
There’s no need to stack your rose gold rings when you’ve got one that’s triple-layered! Each row of this modern ring is set with an off-center marquise-shaped diamond.
Rose Gold Open Circle Diamond Ring
Set with 360° diamond pavé, this ring inverts the traditional idea of what a “center stone” needs to be.
Rose Gold Pink Sapphire Ring
Bezel-set pink sapphires get an extra stylish touch with delicate milgrain halos. This perfectly pink ring adds a pop of color to any ring stack!
Rose Gold Emerald and Diamond Cluster Ring
Emeralds and rose gold are fast friends; green and pink are ideal complementary colors! This cluster ring features a pear-cut emerald and two marquise-cut diamonds, creating a unique combo that’s dainty yet intriguing.