At Culturesse, we provide quality yet affordable gold vermeil jewellery. You will find gold vermeil earrings, gold vermeil necklace and gold vermeil rings.
Gold vermeil refers to items made of silver that are plated with a layer of gold. Gold vermeil is a high quality form of gold plating in which a thick layer of gold (this must be more than 2.5 microns and is usually between 14k – 22k gold plate) is coated upon sterling silver. Gold vermeil is a technique of gold plating that was originally developed in France in the 18th century. Vermeil is a French word, pronounced ver-may. It is a legally regulated term that refers to this type of jewellery.
To be legally called "vermeil" internationally, the jewellery piece must meet ALL of these conditions:
- Have sterling silver as its base material. Sterling silver is an alloy made of 92.5% pure silver and 7.5% other materials, and is a standard material used in high quality jewellery (versus, e.g., brass or copper).
- Be plated in gold that is at least 10k (10 karats). That means the gold is at least 41.7% gold content.
- Have gold plating that is at least 2.5 microns thick. A micron is 1/1000th of a millimetre. Vermeil pieces are made with precious materials with heavy plating to ensure long-lasting wear.
At Culturesse, our gold vermeil jewellery uses quality solid sterling silver as the metal base with a thickness of gold between 2.5 to 3 microns, ensuring a rich, smooth and luxurious gold shine for the finished result. Shop gold vermeil jewellery australia at Culturesse and enjoy stylish and enduring gold vermeil earrings, gold vermeil necklace and gold vermeil rings australia.Read More...