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We use a lot of gold vermeil in our jewellery collections as it allows up to provide precious gemstone earrings, necklaces and bracelets with a quality finish at affordable prices. But what is gold vermeil?
Gold plated jewellery invovles jewellery that has a base metal such as brass or copper, which is then dipped in gold to form a thin layer of gold.. As the coating is not thick it can generally wear off over time. In addition people who are allergic to the base metal below can experience a skin reaction, such as a rash if they are allergic to the base metal below.
Gold-filled is a better quality finish than gold-plated however the base metal is still copper or brass. Gold filled jewellery has the base metal bonded to sheets of gold that are usuallly 14 karat.The gold finish sheets will not peel off and are know to offer a less expensive option than solid 14 karat gold.
It is quite usual for gold vermeil jewellery to become a slightly duller with time. Part of the attraction is the “silver gilt” look.To care for vermeil jewellery use a soft silver polish cloth and the correct polish. It should polish up nicely. Abrasive creams or a bath should not be used as this could damage the vermeil surface.