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starbrite

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I am considering having a rose gold band custom made, but now worry about the idea that the copper in 14K rose gold can cause an allergic reaction. I am allergic to sterling silver. However to date, I have not noticed any problem with other metals. I don't think I've had a lot of exposure to copper; one way or the other. Should I be concerned about 14 K rose gold?

Also, does rose gold add a tint to higher color diamonds? I want to have .10 diamonds bezel set in the band.
 

GeorgieQ

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I can't answer the allergy thing as I'm not sure, maybe buy an inexpensive 14k rg band to see if your skin reacts? I'm sure other ps'ers will be able to help out there.

I can answer your question re: rg tinting higher coloured diamonds and I would have to say no. I have my 5 little aca's, which, from memory, I believe are approx a g/h combination and they look absolutely white as white in my 18k rg setting. If anything they pop more and look very white against the rg. I love rg and, assuming you're not allergic to it, I can't wait to see your new ring!
 

caolsen

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For a cheap and east test, go to the hardware store and get an off cut of copper from a pipe or a copper fitting. Run a string thru it, tie to your wrist & wear as a bracelet. You’ll know quickly if the copper is an issue since the fitting will be a higher copper quantity per gram than in an alloyed gold.
 

Venusara

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Definitely try a plain band to see if you're allergic. I was also worried that rose gold would make my diamond appear tinted but I love the contrast of a white stone against a warmer metal.
 

oncrutchesrightnow

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Re allergies — my finger turns green with just copper or with bronze but does not do so with 10k or 14k rose gold. Amazon has quite a few inexpensive rose gold stacking rings. You could buy one to wear for a few days and then you might even end up with a casual stacking ring that you like for the future.

Re tint — sorry to disagree with others. In certain light my D looks like it is reflecting some of the rose gold beige. In other light though the diamond looks perfectly white.

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I don’t think the rose gold beige is showing through the D stone so much as reflecting off the outer facets. But my point is not that rose gold adds tint to diamonds, but rather that you do not need to spend the $$$ on D or E color if you are setting the diamond in rose gold, since there will be beige reflections from many angles.

FWIW I prefer colorless diamonds but the next time I buy rose gold I will not pay more for D, E, or F color, and will put the money saved on color into clarity or spread. I might pay more for G but that is the highest I would sacrifice budget for in a rose gold setting.
 

PattsyStone

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Starbrite, I'm allergic to nickel and have been able to wear 14k solid rose gold just fine, but being allergic to silver must make things even more annoying for you.

I found some info on how much silver is in different rose/pink/red gold mixes:

18K rose gold, 18K red gold, and 18K pink gold contain 75% gold. 14K rose gold, 14K red gold, and 14K pink gold contain 58% gold. The remaining percentage is made up of copper or copper and silver. So you're less likely to have allergies if you go 18k gold but it'll be more expensive and be less of a rosy tint than 14k (Which I personally like)

This table shows roughly the average amount of silver and copper in different 18k rg formulations:

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So I guess you have to bear in mind that a lot of rg formulations also contain a very small amount of silver which should be fine but to be safe you could look into 18k red gold.
For copper allergy, you'll just have to test it out as others have suggested. My fingers are crossed for you!

I read advice saying If you are allergic to copper but are head over heels in love with rose gold, choose 18k rose gold jewellery that you don’t plan to wear every day. =)2
 

kenny

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I'd find a copper bracelet to wear to see if your skin reacts to copper.
Then I'd search for how long you have to wear it to be sure whether you're allergic to copper.
 

starbrite

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Thank you to everyone who answered.

I also have another concern about rose gold. Does the color of 14K rose gold look good on pale skin? I'm a natural blonde and have the fair complexion to match.

The ring design is close to being finalized. The design is sculptured roses and 3 mm bezeled diamonds. I thought that design would be pretty in rose gold. Then, I read that rose gold can have problems for some. I'm still leaning toward rose gold, but my husband thinks yellow gold would be just as nice.

I want this to be a ring that I can wear everyday. The ring design is sculptured roses and 3 mm bezeled diamonds.

Right now, most of my jewelry is yellow gold or platinum.
 

PattsyStone

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I think it looks great on pale skin! I'm also pale and love it specifically because it's so flattering and adds a bit of delicate warmth to the skin.

Rose gold is one of those colors that's supposed to suit most people.

If you're in doubt you could consider a softer yellow gold as an alternative.
 

starbrite

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I think it looks great on pale skin! I'm also pale and love it specifically because it's so flattering and adds a bit of delicate warmth to the skin.

Rose gold is one of those colors that's supposed to suit most people.

If you're in doubt you could consider a softer yellow gold as an alternative.

Thanks for the suggestion. Although I'm still leaning toward rose gold, softer tone of yellow gold is also an option.
 

Cerulean

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I have no idea what jeweler you are working with and if they could...nor do I have experience with this alloy...

But I have been curious about more "peach" or "apricot" colored alloys - not quite rose gold, not quite yellow. I have very pale / pinkish skin and expect this would be more flattering than rose gold.

Just wanted to mention it!

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(This is from Gembreakfast - they talk about it as though they made up the alloy themselves, but I don't think this was their creation...however they were great at branding it....I believe other vendors offer similar alloys)

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RunningwithScissors

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I've seen rose gold come in many different hues, from some that look very similar to yellow gold (Faberge and Breguet are the two brands that come to mind) to those that are more of a true pink.

I'm very pale with pink undertones in my complexion and rose gold (any of the hues of it that I've tried on so far) look good.

Here's what my Faberge egg pendant in rose gold looks like against my skin (keep in mind that everything in these photos looks more pink than they do in real life because they were taken next to a pink/red brick wall and I'm wearing a peach-colored blouse, both of which are messing with the camera's color sensor):
 
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Diamond Girl 21

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I have G color diamonds in rose gold and I think it looks great.

Your ring design sounds so pretty. I hope you share pics when it's done.
 

meely

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I have no idea what jeweler you are working with and if they could...nor do I have experience with this alloy...

But I have been curious about more "peach" or "apricot" colored alloys - not quite rose gold, not quite yellow. I have very pale / pinkish skin and expect this would be more flattering than rose gold.

Just wanted to mention it!

1619014523367.png

(This is from Gembreakfast - they talk about it as though they made up the alloy themselves, but I don't think this was their creation...however they were great at branding it....I believe other vendors offer similar alloys)

1619014613834.png

1619014668664.png

Not sure if this is helpful or a thread jack but I had a recent thread on different gold colors. To summarise I wanted a yellow/rose gold setting for my N color antique cushion diamond. My diamond is quite tinted and I didn’t want anything that played up to the yellow or that clashed with it. Both concerns with standard yellow and rose gold. Eventually I settled on peach. David Klass made my ring and peach basically consists of 50/50 yellow/rose gold.
When I receive my ring I will try and take some photos as the DK ones are pretty bleached out but hopefully this gives an idea. AB616F8B-4DA0-4008-B778-860E8DBDE81E.png

Edit Oops sorry that is very big even in my phone
 

Cerulean

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Not sure if this is helpful or a thread jack but I had a recent thread on different gold colors. To summarise I wanted a yellow/rose gold setting for my N color antique cushion diamond. My diamond is quite tinted and I didn’t want anything that played up to the yellow or that clashed with it. Both concerns with standard yellow and rose gold. Eventually I settled on peach. David Klass made my ring and peach basically consists of 50/50 yellow/rose gold.
When I receive my ring I will try and take some photos as the DK ones are pretty bleached out but hopefully this gives an idea. AB616F8B-4DA0-4008-B778-860E8DBDE81E.png

Edit Oops sorry that is very big even in my phone

Love this! Also so glad to know that DK offers an alloy like this!

I also am curious if this is totally silver-free for OP?
 

starbrite

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Not sure if this is helpful or a thread jack but I had a recent thread on different gold colors. To summarise I wanted a yellow/rose gold setting for my N color antique cushion diamond. My diamond is quite tinted and I didn’t want anything that played up to the yellow or that clashed with it. Both concerns with standard yellow and rose gold. Eventually I settled on peach. David Klass made my ring and peach basically consists of 50/50 yellow/rose gold.
When I receive my ring I will try and take some photos as the DK ones are pretty bleached out but hopefully this gives an idea. AB616F8B-4DA0-4008-B778-860E8DBDE81E.png

Edit Oops sorry that is very big even in my phone

Meely,

I like this color a lot.

Do you have more photos of your peach gold ring?

David Klass will also be making my new ring.

The more I read about rose gold, variations in coloration, & potential allergy, the more confused I become. I know I can wear yellow gold without any problems. But I really want something more unique this time than still another yellow gold ring.
 
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