Posted by Abelini Jewellery | 28 February 2022

Rose gold has become hugely popular in the last few years and is flattering on all skin tones. The rosy colour is a result of yellow gold mixed with copper and the depth of colour can vary depending on how much pure gold is mixed in.

Rose gold is very much real gold, but it can be more affordable depending on the mix of materials. For example, 18 carat rose gold is made of 75% pure gold with a mix of 25% copper and 5% silver. Some jewellery will be rose gold plated, which usually means the jewellery is made of a metal such as stainless steel covered in a thin layer of rose gold. Whether plated or pure rose gold, the same principles will apply in caring for your rose gold jewellery.

How To Clean Rose Gold?

With any jewellery, it’s important to take good care of it to protect your jewellery from any damage and ensure it stays looking beautiful. Avoid wearing your rose gold jewellery when exercising or cleaning, and if possible, remove it at bedtime and before taking a shower or bath to help protect the metal.

How To Clean Rose Gold Engagement And Wedding Rings?

Our engagement rings and wedding rings are some of the most precious items we own, but can also have the most wear and tear through everyday use. If you use hand sanitisers or hand creams regularly, they can also build upon the rings and lead to the rose gold losing its shine.

Use a dry polishing cloth to regularly wipe your engagement and wedding rings and prevent them from needing more regular deep cleans. If you do want to give your rose gold rings a more thorough clean, you can soak them in warm water and mild dish soap. Place a cloth or piece of kitchen towel at the bottom of the bowl to prevent your rings from getting scratched. After a few minutes, you can carefully scrub the rings very gently with a soft toothbrush. Rinse the rings in warm water to remove any soap residue and dry your rings with a soft jewellery cloth, or a glasses cloth.

How To Clean Rose Gold Diamond Rings?

Rose gold diamond rings can be cleaned the same way as above, as mild soap is safe on diamonds. It’s also worth every six months having your rose gold diamond rings cleaned by a professional jeweller, you’ll be amazed at the sparkle!

How To Clean Rose Gold Earrings?

One of the best ways to keep rose gold earrings clean is to make sure you remove them when you shower and put them on after applying any beauty products such as hairspray and perfume. If needed, you can soak them in gentle soap and warm water and gently wipe them clean, just be careful with smaller earrings!

How To Clean Rose Gold Pendants & Necklaces?

Our necklaces can lose their shine when body lotions and perfumes come into contact with them, so always put your rose gold pendants and necklaces on once your beauty products have settled down. Hang them properly to avoid them getting tangled and damaged, away from sunlight. Regular cleans with a gentle cloth will keep them shining.

How To Clean Rose Gold Bracelets?

Bracelets can go through a lot of wear and tear with perfumes, being close to our watches and being worn on an active part of our body. Always remove bracelets before exercising and ensure you don’t wear them with fabrics that might catch and snag. If you need to remove buildup from hand creams and perfume, they can also be soaked in warm water with a gentle soap.


How Is Rose Gold Made?

Rose gold is usually comprised of yellow gold mixing with copper, giving it the lovely rose pink hue we all love.

Does Rose Gold Tarnish?

If rose gold is made from a mix of pure gold, copper and silver metal alloys it won’t tarnish. However, rose gold can change colour over time and can sometimes go slightly darker over the years.

How Long Does Rose Gold Plating Last?

As with any plated jewellery, it can wear over a few years, but this will vary depending on how much it’s worn, the chemical make-up of your skin and how you care for it.

Why Is My Rose Gold Ring Turning Black?

Jewellery turning black or making your fingers black is usually a result of chemical reactions, which is why it’s so important to remove your rose gold rings when cleaning, applying beauty products and exercising.

Can You Clean Rose Gold With Alcohol?

Whilst precious gemstones like diamonds can hold up to alcohol cleaning, the copper mix in rose gold can be damaged when cleaning with alcohol so it’s best to stick with warm water and mild soap.

Can You Clean Rose Gold With Baking Soda?

You can clean rose gold with warm water and baking soda, but it can be too abrasive on rose gold plated jewellery so make sure you check carefully before cleaning.

Can We Clean Rose Gold With Vinegar?

Vinegar can clean rose gold jewellery very effectively, but make sure your jewellery only contains rose gold or diamonds, as vinegar can damage other precious stones such as pearls, opals and rubies.

Does Rose Gold Tarnish In Water?

Whilst rose gold is tough, it can tarnish or fade if exposed to water regularly, so it’s best practice to remove your rose gold jewellery before swimming or showering.

Is Rose Gold Stronger Than White Gold?

Rose gold is very durable and is often stronger than white or yellow gold. It’s not as strong as platinum jewellery.

Is Rose Gold Better Than Yellow Gold?

Both yellow and rose gold have similar values, with rose gold being slightly more durable than yellow gold. When deciding what to go for, go for the colour that suits your everyday style the best.

How Do You Keep Rose Gold From Fading?

Take good care of your jewellery to prevent it from fading; remove it when cleaning, washing and exercising and follow our cleaning tips to keep your rose gold jewellery sparkling.

For your dream rose gold jewellery, check the fantastic Abelini range of rose gold rings, earrings, necklaces and bracelets.