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What is Gold Vermeil?

Vermeil is a legally regulated term that refers to a certain kind of quality jewellery.

To be legally called "vermeil"  the jewellery piece must meet ALL of these conditions:

1. Have sterling silver as its base material.

Sterling silver is an alloy made of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other materials, and is a standard material used in high quality jewellery.


2. Be plated in 18K Gold
.

3. Have gold plating that is at least 2.5 microns thick.

A micron is 1/1000th of a millimeter.

Why is Gold Vermeil better than
Gold Plated Jewellery?

GOLD VERMEIL JEWELLERY

Uses 925 Sterling Silver as its base metal
Outside layer of gold is at least 2.5 microns thick
Outside layer of gold is at least 10K

·Very low likelihood of skin irritations and allergies
·Will not turn your skin green
·Gold plating layer will last many times longer than gold plated jewellery

GOLD PLATED JEWELLERY

Base metal usually a cheaper material (copper, nickel, brass)

Outside layer of gold is at least 0.5 microns thick

·Higher likelihood of skin irritations and possibility of skin discoloration
·Gold plating layer will not last very long

How is gold vermeil different
from gold-plated?

 Gold vermeil is the best quality that exists apart from 18k gold.

Vermeil requires a layer of gold that is three times thicker than ordinary gold-plated jewellery.

Vermeil is a technique originating in the 19th century that is much superior to gold-plated jewellery because of its thick gold coating.

The result and durability of vermeil jewellery is far superior to ordinary plated jewellery where the plating is very thin so that the gold colour fades quickly.

This is not the case with vermeil, which offers a beautiful alternative to pure 18k gold for a much accessible price.

Why should I buy Vermeil Jewellery?

In the realm of gold-tone jewellery, gold vermeil is the best quality jewellery you can get short of buying solid gold.

For people who want a cheap, high quality alternative to solid gold, vermeil is your answer!

Make everyday a luxury!
Each piece is handcrafted, fairly priced and made to wear forever.


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