Rose Gold Emerald Cut Engagement Rings She'd Still Show Off In 20 Years
Can combining a classic diamond shape with a modern metal really make a stunning diamond engagement ring? You bet — just look at rose gold emerald cut diamond engagement rings for proof.
Emerald cut diamonds have a sophisticated vibe — thanks to their step cuts — and rose gold really adds to the overall feel of the ring. There’s something old school elegant about the emerald diamond, which is why rose gold is a great choice: its modern trendiness brings your entire engagement ring into perfect harmony. That said, there are some things you need to know before you decide on a rose gold emerald cut diamond ring.
Things to consider when buying a rose gold emerald cut engagement ring
Clarity is the most important of the 4 C’s of diamonds to consider when shopping for a rose gold emerald cut engagement ring. Absolutely do not compromise on the clarity of your diamond.
The reason: Since emerald cuts are step cut diamonds, they don't have the faceting to distract from inclusions. But that also means they don't emphasize color, which is great. Diamonds pick up color from yellow and rose gold settings, so opting for a lower color grade — like an H or an I — can be a smart choice because it’ll contrast less with the setting and make your stone appear whiter.
You'll also need to decide which length-to-width ratio you like on your emerald cuts. Although longer and skinnier is certainly one way to go, you need to keep an eye out for ratios that skew too far and end up looking like baguette cut diamonds. If that feels like a lot, don’t worry quite yet. You can describe the look you want to one of our expert gemologists, and they can worry about all the numbers.
You'll also need to pick your shade of rose gold
When you think of rose gold, you think of a pink-colored metal — and that’s correct, but the actual shade of pink will depend on the type of rose gold you get.
We have two types of rose gold at With Clarity: 14k rose gold and 18k rose gold. The main difference between the two is how much copper alloy metal is mixed with the pure gold. If you want a darker pink hue, then you’ll want to opt for the 14k rose gold, because it has more copper alloy (giving it a darker color).
Rose gold that’s 18k, on the other hand, is made with more pure gold and less copper alloy, meaning it’ll take on more of the gold color than the copper — and the actual color will be similar to a champagne color, rather than pink.
It’s also important to note that pure gold is a sofer metal, so 18k rose gold will be slightly softer than 14k — and it’ll be more prone to scratches, too. So you might want to consider not just her preferences in terms of how the metal looks but also her lifestyle: Does her job require her to work a lot with her hands? Are all of her hobbies on the more active side?
Top rose gold emerald cut engagement rings
It’s settled: You’re going to invest in a rose gold emerald cut engagement ring — but now what? Shopping for the perfect ring can be a time-consuming process, thanks to all the options out there. We’re here to help cut down on the overwhelm with our picks for top rose gold emerald cut engagement rings.