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The difference between Rose Gold and Raw Polished Copper

The difference between Rose Gold and Raw Polished Copper

Tuesday, 19 July 2016

There is often a little confusion between the colour finishes Rose Gold and Polished Copper. So here I am to try and clarify the differences between these beautiful finishes.

Rose Gold is sometimes referred to as rose copper, making it terribly confusing for some of us, so in this instance it is going to be solely named Rose Gold. This finish is an alloy of 22.5 carat gold with a small amount of copper to give it the "rose" appearance. It is a beautiful finish which is highly polished to give it the flawless shiny appearance of jewellery quality. This finish is not 'organic', meaning that it will not age or tarnish over time.

Rose Gold has a subtler hue compared to new Raw Polished Copper, which is warm peachy orange in colour. Copper however is a metal that naturally ages over time, meaning that our Raw Polished Copper, which has no lacquer or varnish, will tarnish and darken over time. This ‘living’ finish is sought after in architectural bathrooms and kitchens and will make your copper tapware a talking point among friends! If you think your tapware becomes too dark or develops a green patina, you can easily polish it up to a brighter copper colour.  

Please feel free to let us know if you have any further questions as to these finishes.