When it comes to jewellery, most people would argue that 'gold' is the north star. You want jewellery that is going to be of the highest quality and is going to last, right? Right. But, we all know that solid gold jewellery can cost a fortune, and in actual in fact, it's probably not the best option for your jewellery anyway. Pure solid gold jewellery is actually a bit tricky because gold in itself is very malleable and soft. That means, you can't really wear it often for risk of damaging it. So what's the alternative? Enter Gold Vermeil Jewellery...
What's Gold Vermeil we hear you ask? Well, it's a technique of plating a jewellery piece where it's done over sterling silver. In order to be considered vermeil, the gold plating must be at least 2.5 microns thick, to create a thicker layer of gold. But, it's not just gold plating. It's different from traditional gold plating because it results in a more durable and long-lasting piece of jewellery. That's why at In Like Finn we like to use the technique because it's jewellery for everyday wear, not just special occasions.
The main reason Gold Vermeil plated jewellery is an incredible option is because it's durable and affordable. As we all know, solid gold jewellery can be very $$$, but with Gold Vermeil, you can achieve the look of gold without breaking the bank. It's more durable than traditional gold-plated jewellery because of the thicker layer of gold. This means that it will last longer and maintain its beautiful appearance for years to come.
Another benefit of Gold Vermeil plated jewellery is that it is hypoallergenic. Sterling silver, the base metal used in Vermeil, is less likely to cause an allergic reaction than other base metals like nickel. This makes it a great option for those with sensitive skin who want to wear gold jewellery.
How to Care for Gold Vermeil Plated Jewellery:
While Gold Vermeil plated jewellery is more durable than traditional gold-plated jewellery, it still requires proper care to maintain its beautiful appearance. Here are some tips for caring for your Gold Vermeil plated jewellery:
Keep it clean: Use a soft cloth to gently clean your jewellery after each wear to remove any dirt or oils that may have accumulated.
Store it properly: Store your Gold Vermeil plated jewellery in a dry, cool place to prevent tarnishing and damage.
Avoid harsh chemicals: Avoid exposing your jewellery to harsh chemicals like bleach or chlorine, as this can damage the gold plating.
Take it off when swimming: Salt water can damage the gold plating over time, so it's best to take off your jewellery before swimming.
By taking proper care of your Gold Vermeil plated jewellery, you can ensure that it will last for years to come.