Rose gold jewellery has been worn for decades, but its popularity has skyrocketed over recent years. Associated with style, elegance and affluence, like white and yellow gold it symbolises luxury, but the soft hue is often seen as more modern and romantic.
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Celebrities with rose gold engagement rings
Widely regarded as the celebrity who started the trend, Blake Lively was proposed to by Ryan Reynolds in 2012 with a rose gold engagement ring estimated to be worth around two million dollars. The slim pavé band carries a huge 12-carat pink oval-cut diamond making for a rare combination.
Blake's engagement ring has a pink diamond and diamond-encrusted rose gold band
Her Gossip Girl co-star Leighton also has a rose gold engagement ring. The OC's Adam Brody proposed in 2013 with a bezel-set four-carat cushion cut diamond ring.
The Hills star Lauren Conrad got engaged to musician William Tell in 2013. After her wedding, she revealed her rose gold engagement ring, which features a classic round-cut diamond in a traditional solitaire setting.
British businessman Alexander Gilkes proposed to Maria with a custom-made 18ct rose gold emerald-cut diamond engagement ring by Jessica McCormack in December 2020.
What is rose gold?
Rose gold is a mix of pure gold with copper and sometimes silver. The carat number refers to how much gold is in the blend; 24-carat gold would be 100%, while 18-carat gold would be 75% and 14-carat gold is 58.5%.
Shop the best rose gold engagement rings
Hearts On Fire 18ct Rose Gold Diamond Halo Ring, £4,600, Beaverbrooks
If she'd love something that turns heads, this dazzling 18ct rose gold ring features a round brilliant diamond and glittering diamond shoulders.
9ct Rose Gold Total Diamond Cluster Engagement Ring, £599, H Samuel
This sparkling 0.25ct diamond cluster ring in rose gold is styled with twisted diamond set shoulders for a classic, yet contemporary ring.
Messika Gatsby 18ct Rose Gold Diamond Ring, £1,120, Net-A-Porter
For a beautiful and delicate rose gold engagement ring, this one by Messika has a dusting of diamonds along the slim 18ct band.
9ct Rose Gold Morganite and 0.11 Carat Diamond Oval Ring, £450, Goldsmiths
Just like Blake Lively's, this stunning ring combines a rose gold band with a pale pink diamond.
Nura Teardrop Mixed Eternity Diamond Ring, £295, Monica Vinader
For a ring that's subtle but unique, Monica Vinader's dainty tear-drop 18ct rose gold ring is perfect.
Maple Leaf Diamonds Wind's Embrace 18ct Rose Gold Diamond Ring, £3,250, Beaverbrooks
Sophisticated and elegant, she's sure to love this 18ct rose gold ring with its romantic diamond sweep.
Solitaire Blue Sapphire Infinity Knot Ring, from £440, Angara
If diamonds aren't her style, this beautiful sapphire rose gold ring could be. With its infinity design, it's a unique take on the classic blue stone ring.
Diamond Princess Cut Solitaire Ring, £1,110, C.W Sellors
With its 0.20ct princess cut claw solitaire diamond, this rose gold ring is eye-catching but designed with everyday wear in mind.
Pomellato M'ama non M'ama Rose Gold, Diamond and Moonstone Ring, £1,540, Net-A-Porter
For a dreamy take on the rose gold engagement ring, this one by Italian brand Pomellato features a lustrous moonstone.
Attract Ring, £85, Swarovski
This rose gold plated Swarovski ring has a round central chaton surrounded by smaller chatons and looks far more expensive than £85.
A B Davis 9ct Rose Gold Morganite and Diamond Ring, £399, John Lewis
Featuring an oval semi-precious stone set with brilliant-cut diamonds, this rose gold ring is both delicate and glamorous.
18ct Rose Gold Diamond Ring, £3,600, Annoushka
This eternity ring is a wearable alternative to a showstopping diamond, but picture-perfect nonetheless. It'll sit perfectly with a wedding band too.
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