FAQ:14K Rose Gold Jewelry
Are you ready to add some serious sparkle to your life? 14K rose gold jewelry is a great way to make that happen! Rose gold looks beautiful on everyone, and it’s an investment piece you can wear for years to come. Here are the answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about 14K rose gold jewelry.
WHAT IS 14K ROSE GOLD?
WHAT IS 14K ROSE GOLD MADE OF?
14k rose gold consists of 14 parts gold and 10 parts copper alloys; the high percentage of copper alloys gives the metal its rose gold color; in fact, the more copper contained in the mix, the redder the rose gold color.
DOES 14K GOLD FADE?
Yes, 14k rose gold does fade. This is especially true if you regularly expose it to sunlight or other bright light sources, moisture, humidity, harsh chemicals, etc. This fading is usually only noticeable after several years of wear and tear. However, if you take proper care of your 14k rose gold jewelry, it should last for many years without fading too much.
HOW LONG WILL 14K ROSE GOLD LAST?
WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS OF 14K ROSE GOLD?
When it comes to rose gold, 14k is the most popular choice. It's strong enough to stand up to everyday wear and tear, but also has a beautiful pink hue that makes it unique. If you're considering rose gold for your next piece of jewelry, here are some of the benefits you can expect.
1. Affordability: 14k rose gold is more affordable than 18k or 24k, making it a great option if you're on a budget.
2. Strength: 14k rose gold is stronger than other types of gold, meaning it's less likely to scratch or dent.
3. Beauty: The pink hue of 14k rose gold is truly unique and stunning. Whether you're looking for an engagement ring, necklace, or just a pretty piece of jewelry, rose gold is a great option.
4. Versatility: 14k rose gold looks great with all skin tones and can be worn for any occasion.
CAN I GET 14K ROSE GOLD WET?
CAN I SHOWER IN 14K ROSE GOLD
Keep your 14k rose gold jewelry away from water if you want it to look its finest and brightest for as long as possible. Your gold piece can be ruined not only by water but also by soap. Soap will leave a residue on your gold jewelry that speeds up the tarnishing process. Likewise, repeated exposure to hot water can cause your jewelry piece to warp over time. Water will also loosen your jewelry settings, placing your stone at risk of falling out.
If you absolutely must shower with your 14k rose gold jewelry on, rinse it off afterward with cold water and dry it thoroughly with a soft, clean cloth. Doing this will help delay the tarnishing process and keep your gold piece looking gorgeous for as long as possible.
DOES 14K ROSE GOLD TARNISH?
The good news is that rose gold will not tarnish, whether 18K or 14K. However, over time, both 18K and 14K rose gold develop a patina, a faint gloss and color effect caused by its copper alloys oxidizing.
DOES 14K ROSE GOLD RUST?
Luckily, rust is a type of corrosion to which 14k rose gold metal is immune to. So your rose gold jewelry will not rust, no matter how often you get it wet. This is because it does not contain iron.
HOW CAN I TELL IF MY 14K ROSE GOLD JEWELRY IS REAL?
First, check the stamp on the piece. Then, if it contains a "14k" or "585" mark, the piece is 14-karat gold.
However, if your 14kt rose gold jewelry does not contain a stamp, it may still be real rose gold. Some older jewelry pieces and handmade pieces will not include a hallmark (although this is against the law).
WHAT IS 14K ROSE GOLD VERMEIL?
14K Rose Gold Vermeil is the luxury cousin of regular gold-plated jewelry. It has a thick layer of 14K rose gold (2.5 microns thick) over a sterling silver base. This 14k gold layer contains approximately 75% pure gold, 18% copper, and 7% silver, giving it a beautiful pinkish hue, however, the ratio of metals varies with each manufacturer.
WHAT IS 14K ROSE GOLD-FILL?
14K rose gold fill is a luxurious, high-quality alternative to solid 14K rose gold. It consists of a layer of 14K rose gold pressure bonded onto a base metal core. Unlike plated jewelry, the top layer of 14K rose gold in gold-filled pieces is much thicker and permanently bonded on, making it more durable and longer lasting. In fact, depending on how often you wear your 14K rose gold-fill jewelry, it can last up to 10 years or more! So if you're looking for a high-quality piece of jewelry that won't break the bank, 14K rose gold fill is definitely worth considering. It's luxurious, beautiful, and built to last.
CAN I WEAR MY 14K ROSE GOLD VERMEIL EVERYDAY?
Yes, you can wear your 14-karat rose gold jewelry every day! However, we recommend taking it off before swimming or showering to prevent exposure to chemicals, saltwater, and chlorine. These chemicals can cause pink metals to fade over time.
Also, avoid wearing it when doing tasks like gardening or cooking that could result in scratches or nicks.
DOES 14K ROSE GOLD TURN SKIN GREEN?
Unlike pure gold, 14K gold jewelry will likely become green over time. It comprises ten parts alloy, including silver, palladium, bronze, copper, zinc, and nickel, and 14 parts pure gold. When these alloy metals contact air, they oxidize and may cause a green tint. Wearing your rose gold jewelry often, especially in water, speeds up the process. If you notice a greenish tint, simply clean your jewelry with a polishing cloth.
DOES 14K ROSE GOLD NEED REPLATING?
14k rose gold is a pink-hued gold made by alloying pure gold with a percentage of copper and silver. While it's more durable than pure gold, it still requires some care to keep it looking its best. Over time, the rose gold color can fade, and the metal may require a plating service; however, 14k rose gold is generally more resistant to dulling and fading than other pink metals, such as pink platinum.
IS 14K ROSE GOLD REAL GOLD?
Yes, 14K rose gold is real gold. It is a mix of 14 parts pure gold and 10 parts copper. While 14k rose gold contains less real gold than 18K or 24K gold, it is still a valuable and durable metal suitable for a variety of jewelry pieces.
HOW DO I CLEAN 14K ROSE GOLD?
We hope we’ve answered all your questions about 14K rose gold jewelry! This precious metal is always in style and makes a stunning addition to any wardrobe. Whether you’re looking for something subtle or dramatic, rose gold can provide the perfect touch of luxury.