Genuine Sterling Silver PANDORA piece heavily gold plated. All items are sent with online tracking. If you need it urgently, please just let me know. Gold vermeil, or just vermeil, is a term used to refer to jewelry or other items made of sterling silver and coated with gold.The word vermeil comes from French and is pronounced ver-may. An alternative term is silver-gilt (or gilded silver), which has the same meaning as vermeil. How Gold Vermeil Is Made. Vermeil jewelry is made by first creating the base of the item out of pure sterling silver and then plating it with layers of gold. The method used to cover the surface of the piece with gold is called electrolysis or electroplating. Gold vermeil can be made with gold of varying purity, but in the U. There is a minimum requirement: To be considered vermeil, a piece needs to be plated with gold that is at least 10 karats (which corresponds to approximately 42% gold content).
How long a vermeil jewelry piece will last depends on the thickness of its gold plating. S top layer of gold, the longer it will take for it to wear away. The karat of the gold layer is also related to the piece? S durability: The higher the karat number of the plating, the softer the gold alloy is and the easier it will be for the surface to scratch. The main difference between vermeil and gold-plated/gold-filled jewelry is that vermeil items have a base made of pure sterling silver, whereas plated and filled pieces can be made with a variety of metals.For this reason, vermeil jewelry can be more valuable than comparable gold-plated or gold-filled items made with a cheaper base metal or alloy. Vermeil does also usually have a much thicker gold layer than gold-plated items. As for gold-filled jewelry, although the thickness of its gold coating may vary, it is often not the case that it is thicker than that of vermeil items.
Therefore, you may find that from a durability standpoint, gold-filled pieces are not always superior to vermeil ones. We are more than happy to help out with any reasonable request. This item is in the category "Jewellery & Watches\Fashion Jewellery\Bracelets & Charms". The seller is "the_alchemist_australia" and is located in this country: AU. This item can be shipped worldwide.