What is the Best Diamond Color for Rose Gold Rings?

Rose gold ring settings are becoming more and more popular for diamond engagement rings. They complement every skin type quite well and make for a really unique engagement ring:

    • 14K Rose Gold Flat Edged Diamond Solitaire Engagement Ring
    • 14K Rose Gold Regal Bypass Engagement Ring

One question I often get from my readers is which diamond color is best suited for rose gold ring settings.

People want to be able to save as much money as possible. And this is only prudent to do. This is why you should go lower in diamond color. But of course you don’t want to go so low that the diamond does not appear white anymore.

In this post I want to give you a very precise idea of which color grades I recommend for ring settings in rose gold.

As usual my focus will be on giving you the greatest bang for your buck!

The best color grades for round cut diamonds in rose gold ring settings

The good thing about rose gold ring settings is the fact that you can go considerably lower in diamond color compared to white gold or platinum ring settings.

This is simply due to the fact that the diamond will pick up some of the deep rose gold color of the ring setting anyway. This is why you will not really be able to see a difference between an E colored diamond or an H colored diamond that is set onto a rose gold ring setting. In fact, going too high in color when choosing a rose gold ring setting is a perfect way to waste your money.

I personally think that for round cut diamonds any color grade from J – M will look great on a rose gold ring setting.

On the left you can see a J colored diamond and on the right you can see a K colored diamond.

    • 1.4ct J colored VS2 diamond set onto a solitaire rose gold ring setting
    • 1.22ct K colored VS1 diamond set onto a Solitaire rose gold ring setting

If you actually click on the pictures above you can view the entire rose gold ring with the diamond from all sides and angles.

What you will quickly realize is that even a K colored round cut diamond looks completely fine on a rose gold ring.

To prove my point even further I have taken two more K colored diamonds. The K colored diamond on the left is set onto a rose gold pavé ring setting. The K colored diamond on the right is set onto a rose gold halo pavé ring setting:

    • 1.2ct K colored VS1 diamond on a rose gold pavé ring setting
    • 2.52ct K colored VS1 diamond on rose gold Halo ring setting

If you click on the 2.52ct K-colored diamond on the right you will quickly see from all angles that even such a huge K-colored diamond looks alright on a rose gold ring setting.

If you have doubts that a K colored diamond looks fine on a rose gold ring setting and you are the more conservative type a J color will be your best option.

Picking a color better than J however will only be a waste of money. I would rather say that you should take the money you save on the diamond color and invest it in more carat weight.

By the way, if you don’t have a clear imagination of what 0.5ct, o.75ct or 1.25ct will approximately look like on a ring setting check out this carat size simulator:

average diamond size engagment ring

The best color grades for princess cut diamonds, emerald cut diamonds and Asscher cut diamonds on a rose gold ring setting

Princess cut diamonds, emerald cut diamonds and Asscher cut diamonds have a higher tendency than round cut diamonds to show off their body color.

This is why the I – K color range is the best option for rose gold ring settings.

I have taken a K-colored princess cut, emerald cut and Asscher cut diamond to see what they actually look like mounted on a rose gold ring setting:

    • 0.55ct K colored VVS2 princess cut diamond on a Solitaire rose gold ring setting
    • 1.00ct K colored VS1 Asscher cut diamond on a Solitaire rose gold ring setting
    • 1.20ct K colored VS1 emerald cut diamond on a pavé rose gold ring setting

If you click on the pictures you will be able to see that even a princess, emerald or Asscher cut diamond with a K color will look okay on a rose gold ring setting.

To be on the entirely safe side I think that the J color will give you the best bang for your buck in this case though.

The best diamond color grades for all other diamonds on rose gold ring settings

For all other diamond shapes such as oval cut, radiant cut, marquise cut, cushion cut, pear shaped and heart shaped diamonds the I-J color range is the best deal for rose gold ring settings.

Let us therefore have a look at some J colored diamonds with these diamond shapes.

On the left we have a pear shaped J colored diamond and on the right a J colored Cushion cut diamond:

    • 1.02ct J colored VS2 pear shaped diamond on a Solitaire rose gold ring setting
    • 0.96ct J colored VVS2 Cushion cut diamond on a Solitaire rose gold ring setting

I think that these J colored diamonds are a safe bet to look good! Once again: If you want to be more careful in your approach an I color will be excellent!

Where to buy diamonds for rose gold ring settings?

By the way, currently James Allen is a decent option worth checking out when you are shopping for a diamond engagement ring.

Especially its unique 360 degree videos of all its diamonds in 40x magnification make it a clever option for people who want to pick an eye clean diamond among the lower clarity grades.

By being able to view each diamond very closely I was often able to pick an eye SI1 or even SI2 Diamond for my readers. These will give you the biggest bang for your buck:

Browsing through diamonds at James Allen

And they have nearly 500 different rose gold ring settings which are also worth checking out:

A variety of rose gold ring settings

If you just remember the basics of not overpaying on the diamond color for rose gold rings you will not go wrong!

And to gain an even more visual impression of what a diamond looks like on an rose gold ring setting check out the video below:

If you have any further questions in regard to rose gold diamond rings just leave me a comment or contact me directly!

What is the Best Diamond Color for Rose Gold Rings?
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Sebastian Naturski loves to write about diamonds and share his knowledge with his readers.
When he is not working on his website he is studying law at Humboldt University of Berlin.
He has taken part in several international law competitions and likes to broaden his horizons.
His other big passion are languages. He is fluent in German, English, Polish and Japanese and got basic skills in French and Spanish as well.