Gold Vermeil & Gold Plated the difference explained
I have just started to use a little Gold Vermeil in my pieces as I have forever loved the look of Gold and Silver together. Although we have begun only with ear hooks I will be using more and more Gold Vermeil. I am using Vermeil as it has the beautiful appearance of solid gold, however is much less expensive.
So why Vermeil and not Gold Plated.
Vermeil is a little more expensive than Gold Plated because the coating of precious metal is 50 times ticker, in addition, plated gold often features a core of cheaper copper rather than sterling silver,
The Gold Vermeil i have chosen to use is 24karat. To create the vermeil sterling silver is covered in a layer of gold thats at least 10 karats and 1.5 microns thick. We use 24 karats and 3 microns thick. To the naked eye vermeil looks like pure gold and can be polished for a stunning glossy look.
Treasure your Vermeil pieces by not treating with any chemical product as they may remove the gold. Store in a lined jewellery box, and never swim or shower while wearing it.