What is Vermeil Jewelry
Vermeil jewelry (pronounced as ver-MAY) has become a popular choice of jewelry designers. We often hear people or sites mentioning “Vermeil Jewelry” but only a few know what it means. But before we spend our hard earned money on something shouldn’t we know what we are buying. You should research before taking the plunge. Want to know more about this popular jewelry? Read on to find out.
What is Vermeil?
Vermeil is a metal that is made by coating a base of sterling silver with gold. It is either gold plated sterling silver or gold plated pure silver. Since vermeil is regulated by FTC, the gold has to be at least 10 karat with a minimum of 2.5 microns of thickness (about 100/1,000,000 inches). If the metal is covered with a base metal before being coated with gold, it cannot be termed vermeil. An exception is that the presence of the base metal must be disclosed. Unlike other types of jewelry, vermeil jewelry has an intrinsic value as it is completely made of precious metals.
Why Buy Vermeil Jewelry?
There should be no concern with actual Vermeil as they are only made of precious metals: gold and sterling silver. Vermeil jewelry has sterling silver as it’s base metal. Women who want to try vermeil but have sensitive skin should be fine. Sterling silver is better for those who has a skin allergy and sensitivity to other types of metals.
Women love to shop but there are times that you have to stick to a budget. Vermeil is perfect for those women who are looking for a cheaper alternative to a solid gold piece. You get the weight and benefit of authentic metals without paying for solid gold. For the average consumer you can’t tell the difference between a vermeil piece and a solid gold pieces. Vermeil looks as fabulous as gold. You can look classy and fabulous with vermeil jewelry at a fraction of the cost.
Additional Things You Need To Know
First, gold vermeil is more expensive than gold-plated jewelry. Because the thickness and the claims are more regulated you generally have a superior product.
Like other types of jewelry though, the gold coating of a vermeil could come off with time. Depending on how well you take care of it, a vermeil piece can maintain its beautiful yellow gold color for many years. We would recommend you use this gentle jewelry cleaning kit that is our new must have for jewelry lovers. You don’t have to worry that it will lose it color and will last longer when you use a high end cleaner like this.
Now that you know more about vermeil jewelry, are you going to buy some for yourself? If you are looking for something new to try, vermeil can be a perfect choice - it is beautiful yet affordable. Not quite sure if this is for you? Why not go shopping and see for yourself. This ring is Vermeil and we can’t get enough of it.