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
Maple Leaf Diamonds 18ct Rose Gold Diamond Ring, £3,250, Beaverbrooks
If she'd love something that turns heads, this dazzling 18ct rose gold ring features a double diamond halo and glittering diamond shoulders.
Cartier Étincelle de Cartier 18ct rose-gold and diamond ring, £2,680, Selfridges
For a delicate but stand-out rose gold engagement ring, this one by Cartier has a slim band and an emerald-cut diamond stone with 22 brilliant-cut surrounding diamonds.
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.
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.
Emmy London 18ct Rose Gold 0.12ct Diamond Eternity Ring, £799, H. Samuel
This vintage-inspired 18ct rose gold ring features three rows of glistening brilliant-cut diamonds sitting between diamond-shaped detailing.
Diamond Princess Cut Solitaire Ring, £1,110, C.W Sellors
With its 0.20-carat princess cut claw set 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 Motif Ring, £75, Swarovski
This rose gold plated Swarovski ring has a classic square cut stone and looks far more expensive than £75.
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.
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.
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