HOW IS ROSE GOLD MADE?
Rose gold is made by combining pure gold with copper metal alloys and silver metal alloys to give it its rosy hue and shine. Rose gold has become an increasingly popular choice because it is durable, has a unique color, and is also a good choice for people who are allergic to nickel, as copper is a non-allergenic metal.
DOES ROSE GOLD TARNISH?
Rose gold does not tarnish. Instead, the copper in rose gold slowly oxidizes and develops a rich patina over time. This patina can actually be quite desirable by some, as it can give rose gold jewelry a vintage appearance that many find adds both value and uniqueness to the piece.
The change in color is gradual and moderate, and it may take even a lifetime for the color change to occur. The change you might see in rose gold is that it becomes darker or slightly redder in color after many years.
IS ROSE GOLD DURABLE?
The copper alloys that are combined with gold to create rose gold make it quite durable, as copper is a highly durable metal.