Style Guide: Choosing the Right Gold Tone for Your Engagement Ring
While purchasing your engagement ring starts with a brilliant center stone, it doesn't end there. 💎 Apart from selecting your ring's main attraction, choosing the right gold tone ensures that your ring is:
- Representative of your style, and
- Wearable day-in, day-out
Gold Jewelry: Lasts For a Lifetime and More
The majority of engagement rings made today are set in white, yellow, and rose gold—and with good reason. ✨ Gold is captivatingly beautiful, allows for a variety of styles, and retains its luster for a long time. (International Gem Society)
Although gold is naturally soft, jewelers mix it with alloys to elevate its durability. The term "karat" refers to its pureness, with 24k being the purest and softest form of gold. Learn more about which gold karat works best for you through the table below.
Deciding Between White, Yellow, and Rose Gold
Here are the biggest factors to consider when deciding between these three distinct yet equally beautiful gold tones.
1. Skin Tone: Cool, Warm, or Neutral
Lift your wrist and check the color of your veins. This quick exercise will help you discover which gold color brings out your skin's best glow.
If you have:
- Purple-colored Veins: Cool
Women with cool undertones look good in White Gold. This hue exudes a modern feel and allows for the clearest reflection of your center stone.
- Green-colored Veins: Warm
Skin tones that exude warmth are best complemented with a Yellow or Rose Gold Engagement Ring. Yellow gold radiates a classic vibe for your timeless beauty, while Rose Gold is for the romantic bride-to-be.
- Blue- and varying-colored Veins: Neutral
You're in luck! Any choice between White, Yellow, and Rose Gold can easily work your versatile skin tone.
2. Wedding Band: Your Vow of Forever 💍
Since your engagement ring is a promise of a lifetime together, your upcoming Wedding Band is the next consideration for choosing the right gold tone. Most women wear both rings layered on top of each other—a meaningful pair of symbols to wear each and every day.
Choosing the same color for both rings allows for easy matching. This is perfect for women who prefer a classic approach without sacrificing style.
Meanwhile, mixing different gold tones makes for a bold statement. Have fun showing your personality through your chosen gold hues!
3. Ring Stacks
Layering rings on top of each other and on multiple fingers is an ongoing fashion movement, showing no sign of stopping. To build the perfect ring stack, World-renowned fashion designer Lauren Conrad recommends choosing a single color for a seamless look. If you decide to mix and match, select only two colors—the main hue and add 2-3 pieces from the secondary gold tone.
Are you in on this trend already? If yes, take a look at your current ring collection. What colors are they mostly in—white, yellow, or rose gold? The dominant hue is most likely your favorite, one that you would appreciate seeing and wearing daily.
If you have yet to try stacking, now you get to set the tone for your future fine rings. Let your Engagement Ring be the first to many!
4. Jewelry Sets: Necklaces, Earrings, Bracelets
When wearing multiple jewelries, choosing the same gold hue allows for a cohesive look. These pieces will easily complement each other for a well-put appearance.
Alternatively, don't be afraid to mix different gold tones. Simply pick jewelry pieces with the same style and aesthetic that will work together beautifully.
Do you want your Engagement Ring to match with your other gold jewelry OR have a different tone to make it stand out? It all boils down to your personal preferences, so we'd love to help you decide.
Click HERE to browse our Engagement Rings in white, yellow, and rose gold.