Gold Vermeil VS Gold Plated: What’s the difference? – J&CO Jewellery
What is Gold Vermeil?

Gold vermeil, whilst similar to gold plating, has some key differences that make it distinctive. Vermeil is a technique originating in the 19th century, where gold was applied to sterling silver. Gold vermeil is also made through the gold plating technique but requires a thicker layer of gold. In this case, the gold layer must be above 2.5 microns.

Is Gold Vermeil real gold?

Like standard gold plating, gold vermeil is also real gold. We use the highest percentage of gold alloy that can be used to make jewellery, this being 18 carats. We adore gold vermeil and the pieces that can be created from it so much that we use it in both our gold and rose gold jewellery collections.

Taking proper care of your favourite pieces, like necklaces and bracelets, will ensure your pieces stand the test of time.


How to clean Gold Vermeil jewellery

Cleaning gold jewellery is easy to do at home. We recommend using a gentle polishing cloth on your gold vermeil pieces, ensuring it is clean and dry. Simply rub your piece in one direction, wiping away any dirt.

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