Coming Up Roses

by Amanda Bedgood

Traditional gold goes pink

Traditional gold goes pink photos by Robin May

There are strong opinions about mixing gold and silver. (We say never fear an unexpected mix.) But a new hue has entered the fray that flatters nearly every complexion and proves that all that glitters is not gold. Rose gold, warm and feminine, is cropping up in accessories from chunky watches to delicate rings. The perfect accompaniment to your existing gold or silver. (Or, if you dare, both.)

Cross over
A shimmering cross in gun metal is a contrast to the rose gold setting and chain. From Paul's Jewelry, ($2,495).

True blue
A contrasting London blue topaz by Pomellato from kiki ($2,250) has a subtle rose gold band. An easy way to bring rose gold into the fray of your jewels.

Watch it
A modern watch by Michael Kors sees the world through rose-colored glasses. From Knotting Hill ($180).

Cuff me
For a statement piece in rose gold, try a large cuff like this Roberto Coin creation. From Lee Michaels ($1,400).

Free form
This Mastini collection features sunken pavé chocolate diamonds surrounded by white diamonds in a free-form rose gold setting. From A-Bryan's (earrings $2,695; pendant $2,200).