Should I select rose gold for my engagement ring?

Should I select rose gold for my engagement ring?

Should I select rose gold for my diamond engagement ring?

We see this scenario all the time: You like rose gold jewelry, but you're not quite sure about committing to the non-traditional metal for your engagement ring. Turns out it's actually pretty simple to assess your affinity for rose gold over time.

Dana Walden's rose gold is a proprietary alloy, blended by Dana himself. Choosing DW's rose gold is a subtle way for you to update classic silhouettes, giving them a fresh and modern feel. "What makes our alloy special is that we blend the gold to be more of a soft blush hue that looks great on every skin tone," Dana explains. "The commercial alloy you see in mass-market jewelry is more of a bubble-gum pink hue that is not as timeless or versatile." DW's signature rose gold is a favorite because neutral undertones make the metal timeless, while still being distinctive and unique.

The fact of the matter is, from our experience, most women who opt for rose gold jewelry have always known that their engagement ring would be rose gold. It's at the top of their preference list and everyone (including their partner) knows it. This is oftentimes the result of a preference to go fo ran avant-garde metal choice that isn't widely used. The Rose Gold client wants her engagement ring to be timeless and chic, but she's not overly concerned with being traditional. She has a more laissez approach to her jewelry—she's confident that she will love her decision 10 years from now because rose gold plays nicely with her skin tone. That all said, if for some reason she wants a change in the future, she'll just have her diamond re-set. Simple as that.

If you aren't 100% sure you want rose gold, it could be worth exploring if any of the following statements apply to you:

- I like rose gold, but I'm not sure if I love rose gold

- I'm worried that my ring may come off as being too trendy

- I don't ever want to re-set my diamond in the future

- Having a classic engagement ring is really important to me

If any of the statements above apply to you, we recommend opting for a white or yellow metal. Think about your style on a spectrum that goes from classic (1) to avant-garde (10). If you find yourself closer to a 1, we'd recommend platinum or white gold for your setting. A white metal is guaranteed to endure generations and will match with the white gold and platinum jewelry you already have. If most of your jewelry is yellow gold, consider this classic fine metal for your bridal set.

If you're still dreaming of rose gold long after your engagement ring and wedding band are complete, consider selecting a thin rose gold band to stack with your ensemble, as mixed metal stacks can have a lot of visual interest. We've designed delicate bands in our collection for just this reason, and many of them can be purchased for under $1000. They will add just the right amount of character to your bridal set, without taking you into avant-garde territory. A mixed metal bridal set ensures that you can wear any necklace or pair of earrings in your collection, regardless of whether it's white, yellow or rose gold