We take a look at the most talked about colour of the last half decade and how it’s created a jewellery trend that is here to stay. Once considered an overtly feminine colour, pink has now taken on a more mature and ubiquitous persona.
Fashionable establishments like London’s Sketch Restaurant have adopted the colour to present a fresh look that is trendy and inclusive. The catwalks of AW17 indulged our obsession with pink and featured prominently in beautiful gowns at Lanvin, pretty tulles at Molly Goddard and brightly hued coats at Valentino.
It comes as no surprise that our accessories have also assumed a rosier form.
But what makes rose gold jewellery so alluring? It is tonally warmer than white gold or silver and is softer than yellow gold. It’s both luxurious and understated at the same time and is flattering on most skin tones. In essence, rose gold is the new classic for its beauty and versatility.
First fashioned in Imperial Russia in the early 1800s, the renowned jeweller to the tsars, Carl Fabergé decorated his most elaborate creations including the famous Fabergé Eggs with the copper infused precious metal. Originally dubbed ‘Russian Gold’ it was later renamed internationally as rose gold.
It may be the blend of yellow gold, copper and a hint of silver that makes rose gold so complementary and versatile.
When it comes to styling rose gold jewellery you’ll find that its alluring shine and harmonious tone makes it an extremely wearable piece. Rose gold also looks great worn with other metal hues, lending itself well to stacking and layering.
Pairing rose gold with pavé set black diamonds and rhodium plating gives striking contrast and edginess to our 14 carat gold Icon and Phototaxis collections. The black ruthenium plated silver of our Piet Oval Hoop Earrings combines with the rose gold tone of the Cinnabar Papillon Earrings to balance traditional images of strength and femininity.
Alternatively, create a dreamy look with a softer colour palette where pink freshwater pearls are teamed with rose gold as featured in our Pink Pearl Kula Bracelet.
Another option is to combine a powder pink woven bracelet with minimalist pieces in rose gold from our Biography collection for a timeless bracelet stack.
Stacking rings are a great way to incorporate the blush hues of this decadent precious metal. Here, a large piece from the Honeycomb range is adorned by white diamond accents and complements and contrasts the simpler design of our tri-coloured Piet rings.