WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:

Gold vermeil jewellery is a great alternative to solid gold jewellery. The process is when a layer of gold is coated over sterling silver. Dating back to the 19th century vermeil is considered a more valuable alternative as the base metal is required to be sterling silver and the coating of gold is thicker than some standard gold plated pieces. The standard of coating is usually 2.5 microns and the gold used is 10 karat or more.

 

HOW LONG DOES IT LAST?

Gold vermeil is a durable finish to choose for jewellery due to its thicker gold layer. We always advise taking the time to care properly for your gold vermeil jewellery and storing it appropriately, see below for more tips on how to care for your vermeil gold jewellery. Some of our designers including Alex Monroe offer their own reconditioning service so you can renew your well loved piece.

 

HOW TO CARE FOR YOUR GOLD VERMEIL JEWELLERY:

To keep your gold vermeil jewellery at it’s sparkling best we always advise our customers to:

Remove your necklace, bracelet, rings, anklets or earrings before swimming in a pool or the sea, bathing, sleeping or exercising. 

Always take your gold rings off when hand washing and and when applying hand sanitiser. 

When applying hand sanitiser, hand lotions, body lotions or perfumes,
remove your jewellery and allow the lotion to dry before putting the jewellery back on.

Store your jewellery pieces in individual pouches or wrapped in acid free tissue.

Gold vermeil jewellery can be cleaned gently with warm soapy water and a really soft toothbrush.
Rinse the soap off thoroughly and dry the piece well. A gentle polishing cloth can also be used
gently rub the piece in one direction,
wiping away any dirt.

 

OUR GOLD VERMEIL FAVOURITES: