Pronounced ‘ver-may’, you may be wondering what is gold vermeil jewelry?! Continuing to be on trend, gold vermeil is just right for the gal who wants jewelry that looks like solid to the naked eye, without the price tag that comes with. The base of a vermeil piece is sterling silver with coated gold of at least 10 karats. The thickness of the gold coating is made up of a minimum of 2.5 microns.
The base of gold-plated items can consist of different metals, while vermeil must always be made with silver. As well, vermeil must be made up of at least 10 karats to be considered vermeil with a thickness of 2.5 microns, while for gold-plated items, it does not matter how thick the gold plating should be. Vermeil gold is considered to be more fine than gold-plated jewelry due to the thickness of the gold that is used to plate the jewelry. Because of its thick gold layer, it is more hypoallergenic than gold plating and is less prone to tarnishing.
HOW TO CLEAN GOLD VERMEIL
To prevent any oxidization from happening, it is recommended to keep your gold vermeil jewelry in a jewelry box when not wearing your pieces. Always apply perfumes and cosmetics before wearing your pieces- avoid exposing your jewelry to harsh chemical cleaners or heat. It is recommended to use a clean cotton cloth to buff it gently. As well, it is important to avoid exposing your gold vermeil next to any water or sweat (such as showering or exercising.)
WHAT IS THE QUALITY OF GOLD VERMEIL?
It is recommended to maintain a cleaning routine in order to prevent any tarnishing from occurring. The higher the purity of gold, the more likely that it will last longer. The quality of a vermeil piece also relies on the thickness of its gold plating, the thicker the gold plating is, the longer the jewelry piece will last.
Gold vermeil jewelry contains gold and silver; therefore, it does not include any metals that cause allergic reactions. All our vermeil jewelry at Oak and Luna is nickel-free. We invite you to explore all our Gold Vermeil Jewelry.