FAQ:14K Rose Gold Jewelry

14K ROSE GOLD JEWELRY
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14k rose gold is a beautiful, unique metal that's perfect for all kinds of jewelry. But what exactly is it? And how does it differ from other types of gold?


We've put together a list of frequently asked questions to help you learn more about this popular precious metal.



WHAT IS 14K ROSE GOLD?


Rose gold is a type of gold alloyed with copper and silver. This creates a metal with a pinkish hue; hence the name "rose gold."


14k rose gold contains 14 parts gold and 10 parts alloy, making it 58.3% pure 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?


With proper care, 14k rose gold jewelry can last for many years. The high purity of 14k gold means that it's strong and resistant to wear and tear.


Additionally, the addition of copper and silver gives 14k rose gold extra strength and durability.




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?


Yes, you can get 14k rose gold wet. However, we do not recommend it. Prolonged exposure to water can cause 14k rose gold to tarnish and lose its luster over time.


If you do get your rose gold wet, be sure to dry it off as soon as possible. Use a soft, clean cloth to gently pat the piece dry.



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?


Rose gold vermeil is a type of sterling silver jewelry layered with 14k rose gold.



WHAT IS 14K ROSE GOLD-FILL?


Rose gold fill is similar to regular gold fill, except that copper alloys give it its distinctive pink tint. To put it another way, 14k yellow gold and 14k rose gold contain the same quantity of pure gold; the only difference is the mixture of additional alloys.



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 rose 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?


It's simple to clean 14K rose gold at home! Let's go over the basic steps so you know how to clean 14k gold jewelry properly:


1. Prepare a bowl with warm water.


2. Add a few drops of all-natural dish soap to the mixture.


3. Scrub the jewelry gently with a small toothbrush, but be sure to use a soft-bristled brush (ideally one designed for an infant), as a vigorous cleaning with harsh bristles could leave scratches.


4. Rinse with fresh water.


4. Allow to air dry after wiping down with a clean, soft cotton towel.