WHAT IS BLACK GOLD?

Black gold or blackened gold is not a natural metal, it’s yellow, rose, or white gold that has been burned, blackened by using acids, by painting the gold, by baking enamel onto the gold, or by plating the gold with black rhodium.

Is Black Gold the Right Metal for You?

We do not work with or recommend black gold engagement rings. By blackening gold, you compromise the integrity of the metal. Any blackened effect will also eventually wear or chip off.

BLACK GOLD PROS AND CONS

Pros

  • None – we don’t recommend it

Cons

  • Not durable
  • Not hypoallergenic
  • Will eventually chip, peel, or wear off

WHO IS BLACK GOLD RIGHT FOR?

Although some people like the look of black gold, it’s not durable or lasting and should not be used in engagement rings.

Additional Resources

Ethical Engagement Ring Metals

How to make sure your engagement ring is earth-friendly.

Metal Sensitivity and Hypoallergenic Rings

Have sensitive skin? You may have a metal sensitivity.

Engagement Rings for Active Lifestyles

Tough on your hands? These are the best ring choices for you.

Ready to Start Designing?

We can work with you in-person at our studio or set up a video call to help you take the first step toward designing a ring. Design consultations are complementary and we’ll give you a quick call before your meeting to make sure we can help you.