Stylish Rose Gold Gemstone Pairings

Most of us have been accessorising with silver and gold jewelry for the majority of our jewellery-wearing days, so naturally we can find ourselves at a loss when it comes knowing how to accessorise with rose gold. It’s new territory, and a contemporary concept that will only be growing in popularity as more and more people consider metals outside of the classics.

Rose gold is a feminine and trendy color for rings, but it’s not always easy to know which colour gemstone will make a good match with it. Here we’ve reviewed a number of possible gem choices for pairing with a rose gold band.

So if you’re thinking of getting yourself or a loved one a unique and beautiful ring, this guide should help make your choice much easier.

Alexandrite


From Russia with love, this rare stone was first discovered in 1834 in the emerald mines of the Urals and is known as the national stone of tsarist Russia. It has the stunning ability to change its colour with the light, from bluish-green during the day to varying shades of purple-red under incandescent light. It shimmering tones complement the warmth of the rose gold in a most royal way.

Red Garnet

Garnet is January’s birthstone. Its name is derived from ‘Garanatus’, in Latin meaning ‘seed-like’, and refers to the pomegranate seed. Having been prized for over 5,000 years, the garnet can be found in parts of Africa, Europe, and Asia. It’s deep red is a stark complementary accent to the pink rose gold tones, and makes for a romantic combination.

Blue Topaz

Although warmer coloured gemstones are the most popular for pairing with a warm-toned rose gold band, it’s important that you don’t forget about blue topaz, which provides a dazzling stone-band contrast. This is December’s birthstone, and is an upcoming trend as well.

For an unusual ring that not many people have, try pairing blue topaz with diamond accents to create a bright and beautiful attention-getter.

Amethyst

This stone’s name comes from the Greek word meaning ‘not intoxicated’, and was used to decorate their drinking vessels in the belief that it would protect them from getting drunk. As … romantic … as that sounds, amethyst has a varied and rich history in myths, legends, and worldwide cultures.

As February’s birthstone, it’s symbolic for stimulating the mind and soothing the emotions. Its purple tones paired with the pink tones of rose gold make for a whimsical combination, such as in the above example.

Rose Quartz

Also known as the Love Stone, rose quartz can vary from shades of pale to strong pink, and makes a gorgeous stone-band combination with rose gold. The gem is a hallmark of unconditional love; love for self, love for family, love for friends, and love for lovers. It makes a beautiful gift for every type of love under the sun.

Paired with a rose gold band, this gem represents the ultimate in affection and adoration.

Fire Opal

The fire opal is of the precious opal group. This stone contains the colours of all the other stones, and is said to represent every type of energy. The Mayans and Aztecs called it quetzalitzlipyollitli, or ‘the stone of the bird of paradise’. Its fiery colour and warm glow match well with the warmth of the rose gold, while still maintaining its brilliant hues as the ultimate head-turner.

Rhodolite Garnet

This stone has become standard in the jewelry world, but when paired with a rose gold band it’s transformed from traditional to trendy. It’s original name, bestowed upon it by the Greeks, comes from the word ‘rhodon’ meaning ‘rose’. So it’s only natural that this stone looks naturally elegant when attached to a rose gold band.

Citrine

November’s birthstone citrine, also known as gold topaz by some (even though it is neither topaz nor shares the qualities of topaz) delivers a beautiful lemon-gold radiance. It will bring out the gold tones in a rose gold band, causing people to double-take at its originality.

White Diamond

A traditional stone in a non-traditional band will surely catch eyes, especially when they notice how the rose gold brings out the diamond’s brilliance in a refreshingly new way. As April’s birthstone, the diamond’s classic symbolism takes on a whole new and original look against the more contemporary rose gold. Old and new blend to create something completely truly authentic.

Ruby

This bold and intense stone is softened with the feminine rose gold. The Queen of the Stones gets a facelift with this contemporary band to represent both the deep red of love as well as the light and airy pink of affection.

These next three are so similar in colour (but each has their own distinct personalities!), that we will place them side-by-side, from darkest to lightest, so you can more easily distinguish their unique characteristics:

Champagne Diamond

Morganite

Argyle Pink Diamond

As you can see, these stones reflect the feminine rosy-pink qualities of the rose gold band, as well as their own qualities of richly elegant gold undertones.

Pink Tourmaline

October’s birthstone represents friendship and compassion. Its sweet pink hues serve to bring out the hues in the rose gold without coming off as one-dimensional in colour. The rose gold has just enough of a golden hue to bring out the stone’s pink for a complementary ring setting.