Vermeil Jewelry is what you want to wear when you want to wear gold jewelry, but don’t want to pay the high price of gold jewelry. It’s a perfect solution. It’s elegant. It’s classy. It’s affordable.
What is Vermeil? Vermeil is a layer of gold that is placed over sterling silver jewelry. Unlike Gold plating, vermeil is only placed over silver. It’s only placed over silver that is at least 925 silver. It’s not placed over steel, or pot metal, or inferior metals. You know when you purchase vermeil Jewelry, you are buying jewelry that is composed using precious metals.
Gold plating is placed over other metals, which some people might have an allergic reaction to. You can find gold plating over steel, pot metal, brass, chrome or a variety of low cost metals. Vermeil is placed only over sterling silver.
Vermeil can be an excellent opportunity to purchase jewelry that is gold, without incurring the high cost of gold. This is a way to wear precious metals without breaking the bank. When you see gold jewelry that is marked 925, or sterling, you are looking at vermeil jewelry.
Vermeil uses a very high quality of gold placed over sterling silver. When you see vermeil Jewelry you are looking at 18k or 24k gold plating. This is high quality gold coated on sterling silver.
Why not just use all gold? Gold is expensive. It costs more than silver. This is a way of wearing a precious metal that looks like gold, is gold, but doesn’t cost what gold costs. Also because its coated over sterling silver another precious metal, it’s not going to create allergic reactions and its not going to peel the same as if its placed over inferior metals.
When you see the sterling silver markings on jewelry that looks like gold, you are probably looking at Vermeil Jewelry.
When you see a piece of jewelry that is gold but marked 925, you are going to pay more for it than if it was just sterling silver, but less than if it was just 18k or 24k gold.
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