Wearing vermeil jewelry
As gold vermeil jewelry is crafted using only precious metals – we use recycled 14k gold and 925 sterling silver – it is more hypoallergenic and it gives you the option of wearing gold jewelry at a much lower cost than solid gold. The heavy gold plating ensures long-lasting wear, making it better investment than standard gold plated jewelry.
Standard gold plated jewelry does not require sterling silver to be used as the base material, and usually has a brass or copper material at its core, materials to which many people are allergic. Since the plating is usually very thin, averaging at 0.5 microns, the gold colour will wear quite quickly compared to gold vermeil.
Why we choose gold vermeil
The price of gold is one of many reasons that people are turning to vermeil as an affordable but luxurious option. It is premium-quality jewelry, but without the premium price tag. Solid gold jewelry will last you a lifetime and is therefor the more sustainable choice, but it is simply not achievable for the masses due to its price point.
Gold is currently approximately 75 times higher than sterling silver, making it a very costly investment. Therefor, gold vermeil is the ideal choice if you love gold jewelry, but cannot afford to buy solid pieces.