I do believe the boutique on this one and add this clarification. Rose gold is really yellow gold with a higher copper content. So I believe them when the say it's 18 K gold, to me that appears right, but those thinking they see copper and bronze, I believe you to are correct, as the copper content in the hands is consistent with what people often term rose gold. In fact, I just today received my Omas new paragons and one happens to have the trim termed rose gold. It's is the exact match of the hands.