Pretty in Pink has returned. It is the it color of the new generation on engagements. The young woman are going for the pink. Pink was very popular in Russia during the 19th century. And it was known as Russian gold since they were the only ones to wear jewelry in that color. Pink gold is a mixture of yellow gold with copper to give it the pink hue.
In the 1920s Louis Cartier and Jean Cocteau (a French novelist and playwright) made this pink color popular with the “Trinity” ring. It is 3 bands of yellow, white and pink gold intertwined. The white gold band stands for friendship, the yellow gold band stands for fidelity and the rose gold band for love. As Cocteau became a huge fan of pink gold and wore 2 trinity bands stacked on his left pinky. The trinity band took off in French society, everyone wanted a Cartier Trinity band. After five decades of Cocteau’s death, his home has been restored with support from Cartier. To celebrate the grand reopening of his home on this occasion, Cartier has added to its Trinity line. The Trinity La Belle has six rolling bands with the inspiration being that Cocteau stacked the Trinitys. Beautiful idea. They also added pendants and bracelets with a similar influence. Cartier has expanded on this idea and has set diamonds in a pave style and in a
During the Art Deco Era of the 30s, the jewelry gave way to a diamond platinum look. More monochromatic and metallic looking, with sharp angles and much flash. During WWII, platinum was needed in the war efforts which led to the use of gold once again. Yellow gold became popular and engagement rings went back to yellow gold. In the past 20 years it moved on to white gold, more economical, as white gold is less expensive than platinum. Therefore the settings for the rings became more affordable.
So why pink gold for engagement rings? you ask. There are many reasons the brides are going for pink. It is a more subtle and a different option for those that want to skip the white yellow look. It’s very fashionable as mentioned earlier. It also flatters most skin tones from dark to light. The pink color allows you to mix and match with other gold colors also. It’s not always up to the woman to decide but she can drop subtle hints as to what she wants to get like showing her boyfriend images that she took with her phone. Email the images to your best friend and boyfriend. You never know who he might ask for advice as to what to buy and what color gold. Who knew there were so many options. Pink is unique and a trendsetter. We will see more pink rings as he time goes by.