If you thought Apple invented rose gold, you are quite off. In fact, not many people know about the fascinating history of how rose gold was created. Rose gold first became the talk of every salon when Russian aristocrats were the first to wear it during the 19th century and caused quite the stir back in the conservative world of high-jewelry. It was known as the “Russian Gold” then.
The World of Fabergé - Moscow Kremlin Egg.
Carl Fabergé, the legendary creator of the famous Fabergé-eggs and jeweler to the Czars put rose gold to spectacular use in many of the most ornate eggs including the stunning Moscow Kremlin egg.
After the first venture of Fabergé, in 1924, Louis Cartier created the iconic Trinity ring by Cartier, bringing rose gold into his creations and fueling the admiration for this new precious metal to new heights amongst jewelry-loving customers. During the following periods, Art deco gave way to Art Nouveau, and rose gold lost its luster when jewelry-design saw a heavy influence of monochromatic aesthetics, favoring the use of platinum and diamonds for an icy white color scheme.
Cartier - Trinity Ring - Three types of gold. Three symbolic colors: pink for love, yellow for fidelity and white for friendship.
As World War II began to unfold, gold in both yellow and rose hues became popular again as platinum was scare and considered a strategic vital to the war efforts. Fast forward to today, the rise in popularity rose gold has witnessed an impressive comeback. From jewelry, to technological products, rose gold has found its way into the creative minds of designers at all levels.
So Real, Dior. Bottega Rose, Sparkling Wine. Tolix, Copper Chair. Rimowa Salsa Air Pearl Rose. Apple Macbook Rose Gold. 'Rosie' Inflatable Flamingo. ArtCarved Diamond Ring. Keds® rose gold, Kate Spade. Beat Headphone Rose Gold.
While yellow gold is considered decadent and the status marker for the rich and wealthy, rose gold has an entirely different, contemporary symbolic valence. Its understated elegance exudes a unique vintage quality that appeals to both sexes.
For MYKU’s rose gold timepieces, our aim is to create a sense of warmth and tranquility for our clients, through the Rose Gold encasing the energy of our unique stone dials.