What is Vermeil?
Vermeil is essentially .925 sterling silver jewelry layered with gold. Standard plating is 2 millionths of an inch of gold over the base metal, as compared to vermeils 100 millionths of an inch over sterling silver. The result is long life gold jewelry with the exact same shine and richness of real 14 karat gold that won't wear down as regular plated gold jewelry does.
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To care for your gold vermeil jewelry, never machine polish or use any chemicals such as silver or gold cleaner. A simple polishing cloth is all you need to keep your jewelry looking beautiful!