About Beautiful Vermeil - A Great Gold/Silver Option
December 24, 2013 Filed in: Stuff to Know: Gems & Jewelry | Gems & Jewelry | Gemstones | Jewelry Design | General
About Vermeil - A Beautiful Gold/Silver Option
Vermeil (pronounced vehr-MAY) is a beautiful material that consists of gold-plating over sterling silver...
Under U.S. law, the gold used must be at least 10 Karat and a minimum of 2.5 microns in thickness. The material must not be labeled “vermeil” if the underlying sterling silver is covered with a base metal prior to application of the gold-plating.
Vermeil is a more affordable option if you desire only precious metal but do not care to pay for solid gold. It can be used to great effect, creating very attractive components.
We typically use 24K gold vermeil for its rich, deep golden luster and shine. Here are a few links, if you'd like to see the beauty of vermeil:
72 Carat Ruby Pendant on Gold Vermeil, Smoky Quartz, Pyrite & Ruby Necklace with Matching Earrings Set (S8887280)
Royal Purple Agate, Freshwater Pearls & Vermeil Bracelet (B9287520)
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