Rose gold plating adorned many frames featured during the SILMO World Optical Fair held in Paris. Warm and flush, the colouring flatters most skin tones and is a nuanced alternative to the more common yellow.
In Rebecca Mead’s New Yorker Magazine article entitled The Semiotics of “Rose Gold” she suggests that “it is gold that has an inclination to be something else. Rose gold is perverse”. It is also current and conspicuous in new collections by Theirry Lasry, Oliver Peoples and LINDBERG Eyewear.
The varying percentage of copper alloy combined with gold influences the appearance of plating. Pink gold uses the least amount of copper, followed by rose gold, and red gold has the highest copper content.