The History of Rose Gold

Get to Know the Story Behind This Beloved Metal

What’s not to love about Rose Gold? This versatile metal’s blushing hue is defined by its natural romance and warmth. And even better, it complements every skin tone – making it a go-to metal for women everywhere. Stunning when worn alone or mixed with contrasting metals, you’re certain to find the perfect Rose Gold necklace, earrings, and more in our collections.

Did you know that this rich metal also has a rich history? Introduced in 19th century Imperial Russia as a blend of Yellow Gold and Copper, it was first named “Russian Gold” before it became universally beloved and renamed to “Rose Gold”. Its striking femininity made it popular during the 1920s until the Great Depression shifted the financial landscape, and consequently, fashion. Platinum became the metal of choice until World War II, when it was considered vital to war efforts. Unsurprisingly, the fashion community then rediscovered its love for Rose Gold that would one day find itself in designs like our signature Edie Cuff Bracelet.

If you’re just beginning your personal Kendra Scott jewelry collection, consider our classic Rose Gold necklaces and bracelets as the perfect way to dip your toe in. Visit us online or come see us in-store to explore our entire collection of Rose Gold jewelry and home décor.

Our Favorite Rose Gold Pieces:

Eye-Catching Shapes & Stones

For an everyday statement, we lean toward the Diane Rose Gold Earrings in Brown Mother-of-Pearl. All about shape and modern detail, these earrings can take you anywhere. Find another unique silhouette and slightly more subdued style with our Tess Rose Gold Pendant Necklace in Rose Gold Drusy—this is a great piece to wear all day and transitions effortlessly for a night out.

Striking Momentos

Our Magical Charm Bracelet Set in Rose Gold features our Unicorn, Unicorn Horn, and Dichroic Glass charms, reminding you that you are pure magic. If you’re looking for a more subtle charm option that can fit a bracelet or necklace, opt for the Davis Charm in 18k Rose Gold Vermeil—you can even engrave a meaningful phrase, date, or initial to personalize this piece.

Fine Jewelry Keepsakes

Rose Gold is forever, and so are diamonds – which is why the Marisa 14k Rose Gold Necklace is the perfectly petite keepsake your jewelry box needs. Our Remi Band Ring in 14k Gold and White Diamonds is another striking accessory that makes a great anniversary gift. Its unique shape and shimmering edges keep us swooning all year long.

Feminine Silhouettes

Nothing says romance quite like a Rose Gold Ari Heart Pendant Necklace in Light Pink Drusy. Indulge in your soft side with a heart-shaped accessory in this stunning metal—from stud earrings to charms and layered necklaces, we’ve got you covered.