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.

 Sterling Silver drop earring with Gold Vermeil ear hooks. shop in earrings

Sterling Silver drop earring with Gold Vermeil ear hooks. shop in earrings

Anne-Marie Puglisi