What Exactly is Rose Gold?

Get the 411 on this warm metal trend

BLG-1461 Boutique Support Curated Rose Gold

With a gleaming rosy hue (its name is no mistake) and understated elegance, rose gold has made its way to the forefront of the metallic trend. Not quite gold and not quite silver, this sunny-hued metal has been heating up everything from clothing and accessories to nail polish and makeup. But what exactly is rose gold?

Translation: Whether solid or plated, rose gold is a mix of gold and copper that’s usually 75% gold and 25% copper. The more copper, the stronger the rosy hue. Who knew?

Now that you know what it is, scoop up a watch in our Switch Up Your Look: The Rose Gold Watch Boutique, opening Sunday, May 12, at 11AM ET.

By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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May 12, 2013