Confused about the term 18k Vermeil and 18k Gold Plated when purchasing jewellery?
So what's the difference?
Products that are labelled Vermeil (Ver-May) or Gold Plated usually mean that you are buying silver that is coated with gold, whether it be 14k 18k or 24k.
The silver jewellery is dipped in a bath of electroplating solution, the difference between the two is that Vermeil is dipped for a longer period of time, creating a thicker layer of gold.
Although it is preferred to have Vermeil jewellery, it doesn't make it invincible to tarnishing...
No matter how thick the plating is, after a while the gold will unfortunately tarnish. But, there are ways for you to extend the life of your jewellery. See our article HERE
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