Gold filled jewellery is not the same as gold plated jewellery. It is made using a different process where a thick layer of 14k solid gold is bonded to a nickel and lead free jewellers quality brass base using heat and pressure. The gold content is a minimum of 5% of the weight of the piece. This gives it a more durable finish than standard gold plating and water proof in fresh water. The thick gold layer also makes it hypoallergenic and suitable for most people to wear.
Gold Vermeil Plating
Our 14k Gold Vermeil offers a much thicker and longer lasting plating compared to standard gold plating. To be classified as Gold Vermeil, jewellery must be electroplated with a minimum of 2.5 microns of gold onto a base of sterling silver. This makes it 5 times thicker than standard gold plating which should be a minimum of 0.5 microns of gold over the base metal (for context a micron is one millionth of a metre). Many jewellery brands only use standard gold plating as it is much cheaper to produce. The sterling silver base makes gold vermeil jewellery hypoallergenic.
- Our 925 Sterling silver is hypoallergenic and perfect for those who want to wear their pieces every day! All sterling silver will naturally oxidise over time however it is less likely to tarnish if it is worn.
- To clean your sterling silver piece simply polish with a silver polishing cloth, or dip it in a gentle silver cleaning solution, rinse in water and dry thoroughly. When not worn sterling silver should be stored in a airtight, cool, dry place.
- We do not recommend storing your sterling silver Jewellery in the boxes they are sent in. They are for shipping purposes only and may cause premature tarnishing of the silver.