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What is Vermeil?

Pronounced “ver-may”. Gold vermeil is at least 10K gold (we use 14K gold) that is a minimum of 2.5 microns thick and layered over sterling silver. These are strict standards that must be met for jewelry to be considered vermeil.

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Basic care for Your Gold Vermeil Jewelry

  • Vermeil will naturally tarnish over time, especially when exposed to environmental factors like air pollution, moisture, and items that contain sulfur.
  • Remember to remove your gold vermeil jewelry before applying perfumes, lotions, or before bathing.
  • Avoid wearing gold vermeil jewelry while using chlorine bleach or while in a pool or hot tub.
  • Store your gold vermeil jewelry in an airtight container when not in use to reduce the risk of scratching as well as tarnishing.
  • Buff gently with a polishing cloth to maintain shine

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How to Clean Your Gold Vermeil Jewelry

  • Combine 1-2 drops of dish soap with lukewarm water in a bowl. Whisk until bubbly.
  • Place your jewelry in the bowl for 5-10 minutes allowing it to soak.
  • With a soft bristle brush, gently clean the hard to reach areas on your pieces (like in between the gemstone settings and chains).
  • Place your jewelry in a separate bowl of clean water (without soap) to rinse it.
  • Finally, use a microfiber cloth to pat it dry. You can use any soft cloth, but microfiber is especially soft and absorbent.