Rose gold and diamond wedding rings require the same amount of care as the yellow gold rings. Always avoid exposing the rose gold wedding ring to hard blows or knocks. If dings, scratches, or bends occur in the rings, it can always be repaired by a jeweler who is professional. (One of the advantages of yellow and rose gold wedding rings is they are generally easier to repair than rings which are made using other metals).
To keep the diamond and rose gold engagement ring clean, wash the ring occasionally in warm water using a small quantity of gentle soap and then thoroughly dry it with a soft cloth. If your ring needs to be properly stored, place it in a separate jewelry pouch which is soft, so it cannot get scratched by any other piece of jewelry.
Rose gold wedding bands and rings will not discolor. Instead, these shiny rings develop a patina with time. It can take years for the patina to even commence its development, and a patina in an antique or vintage rose gold ring is very desirable and only further adds to the overall value of the ring. In order to maintain the patina, the antique rose gold engagement rings must not be cleaned professionally or put in the ultrasonic bath.
Tips for shopping a Rose Gold Engagement Ring and Wedding Band
To buy a beautiful rose gold engagement ring made with a high quality of workmanship which will be enjoyed for a lifetime, do keep these following tips in mind.
Remember it is nearly impossible to say what kind of gold karat a rose gold band made from on the basis of the ring's color only. A 10k red gold engagement ring can be equally bright as the 18k red gold wedding ring. Use caution when someone tries to convince you that a ring is a 18k rose gold ring just because it has a light color.
Avoid any kind of ‘rose gold plates’ rings. These are usually made using silver, or sometimes even copper or brass, and then plated using a very thin layer – generally much less than the approximate width of human hair. The outer plate wears off in a few months, and these kinds of rings usually are manufactured with cheap materials and metals in addition to a poor standard of workmanship.
A rose gold diamond ring must come with a diamond which is certified (preferably by the GIA, EGL, AGS, IGI) .If it is an antique diamond ring, it must come with an appraisal.
It is impossible to say how old rose gold engagement ring is from its color. In vintage or antique markets, the cheap rose gold rings, with a duplicate patina applied on the bands - is sold as antique. If you are looking for antique or vintage gold bands, always stick with reputable jewelry businesses which you can trust.
To conclude, the last obvious tip is to deal with a jeweler offering a return or exchange policy. Shop very cautiously, the market has many unscrupulous dealers.