What is vermeil?
Vermeil (pronounced vehr-may), is a high-quality version of gold plating that uses sterling silver (aka 925 silver) as the base metal. By legal regulations, the gold must be at least 10K with a thickness of 2.5 microns thick.
Gold vermeil has a thick layer of plating of around 5 times more than most gold plating making it much more long-lasting! Instead of being plated in cheap metals like “gold plated” jewelry, vermeil is plated in 925 sterling silver, which is also generally more hypoallergenic than alloy metal bases such as zinc and nickel. For those who don’t want to splurge on solid gold, vermeil makes for the next best alternative!