Starting from the Basics: What is Gold?

Gold is one of the most precious metals sought after since the beginning of time and is commonly thought of as yellow, which is indeed its purest form, the way it is found in the earth. This precious metal usually comes in 24 karat, 18 karat, 14 karat and, in some countries, also in 9 kt. This number tells the consumer how much pure gold is in the alloy. 

Indeed, gold that is 100% pure (24 karat), has the darkest yellow tone but is also the most malleable, making it more difficult to work with. By tradition, many cultures, such as Indian or South Asian, only believe in jewellery made with 24-karat gold.

But to best work with the metal, it is mixed with other metals, creating gold alloys. For instance, the 18-karat white gold is a common choice in Europe and is composed of 75% gold mixed with either nickel, palladium or manganese. On top of making the gold whiter, this combination makes the metal harder and, therefore, easier to work with.

Rose gold – the Delicate Choice for an Engagement Ring

Choosing an engagement ring is not an easy task, and whether you pick your ring with your partner or for your partner, there is a myriad of possibilities.

But have you ever thought of choosing an engagement ring made with rose gold?

Rose gold has a beautiful colour that stands out from the crowd and has only returned to fashion these last years. Rose gold is essentially a gold, copper and silver alloy, with 75% gold, 22.25% copper, and 2.75% silver. Depending on how powerful you wish the pink or red tone to be, you can remove the silver to enhance the red-gold colour.

An engagement ring in rose gold is considered very original and vintage-looking since people tend to choose an engagement ring in white gold or platinum. Rose gold also gives any design a very romantic look.

At BAUNAT, we think rose gold complements diamonds really well, which is why we have a beautiful selection of designs in pink gold. Furthermore, we are delighted to recommend to you some lovely classical designs: a diamond solitaire engagement ring or the diamond alliance, for example. But don’t hesitate to have a look at all our beautiful jewellery in pink gold.

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