In 2015, PANDORA introduced a new metal to their jewelry universe; PANDORA Rose. PANDORA Rose is the true definition of PANDORA’s “Affordable Luxury.” PANDORA Rose is a unique blend of metals. The core, base metal is primarily made up of copper and sterling silver. The outermost layer of the jewelry is a 14 karat rose gold plating. PANDORA Rose brings the warmth of a pink, rosy color to an affordable price range. PANDORA’s highly skilled craftsmen use electroplating, a common practice in the jewelry industry, to adhere the 14 karat rose gold to the PANDORA Rose core. The thickness of the layer of the 14 karat rose gold is a minimum of 3 microns; about the thickness of most high end, electroplated watches. The layer of 14 karat rose gold prevents any tarnishing to the PANDORA Rose core. Overtime, the copper-rich alloys in your PANDORA Rose jewelry will intensify, slightly changing the look of the piece. This will create a beautiful, vintage feel to your jewelry. Because this is a patented and unique type of metal, the stamping on the jewelry is different than other PANDORA pieces. Locate the stamp on your jewelry, and if it reads “ALE MET,” it is PANDORA Rose. Some original PANDORA Rose styles may read “ALE R.” The PANDORA Rose collection has grown over the few years and continues to be the fastest growing category in PANDORA! The vast majority of the pieces in the collection have identical, sister pieces in sterling silver or 14 karat yellow gold. The warm feel to PANDORA Rose complements most skin tones and it coordinates well with the other metal colors by creating a two or tri-tone look.