14KT Gold Vermeil Stud Claddagh Earrings
These Claddagh Earrings are full of meaning. The hand, heart, and crown represent friendship, love, and loyalty. The Irish Claddagh is a symbol that depicts your relationship and your faith in each other. In addition, these earrings remind you of the Irish story of true love. The Claddagh represents how you cherish your loved ones and value their presence in your life. All features combined make this a treasured gift to your loved one.
What is Gold Vermeil?
Vermeil (pronounced vehr-may) is a term used to describe high-quality sterling silver jewelry coated with a thicker layer of gold. The term vermeil is regulated, and to be classified as Gold Vermeil, the jewelry must have Sterling Silver as its base metal and be plated with 10k gold (or above) at least 2.5 microns thick.
Is Gold Vermeil the same as Gold plated?
In short, no. Gold Vermeil is at least five times superior quality than gold-plated or gold-filled jewelry. That is to say, Gold-plated jewelry has a gold layer at least five times thinner than vermeil. Such a thin layer wears off quickly, while vermeil materials are more durable. Not only that, but quite often, a gold-plated piece has brass and copper as its base metal. Vermeil, on the other hand, has a solid base of sterling silver.
Will gold vermeil wear off?
Precious materials and quality manufacturing make Gold vermeil more durable and wear-resistant than other gold-plated jewelry. With the proper care, it can last for years to come. But please keep in mind, due to its nature, it can eventually wear off. In such scenarios, you can always contact a local jeweler to re-plate your jewelry.
What to expect from ShanOre’s Gold Vermeil Jewelry?
At ShanOre, all our gold vermeil jewelry receives a 3 microns layer of 14k genuine gold. After the manufacturing process, our pieces pass through a thorough examination from the Irish assay office. This ensures you are buying a genuine product made from precious metals.