Article: ALL ABOUT GOLD VERMEIL JEWELRY
ALL ABOUT GOLD VERMEIL JEWELRY
Gold Vermeil is a type of gold plating that involves a thick layer of gold being coated on a sterling silver base. Unlike regular plated jewelry, vermeil jewelry has a much more substantial thickness of gold coating which ensures deeper, long-lasting color and excellent durability. Vermeil is considered to be the next best thing to solid gold and is becoming increasingly popular among fashion-savvy women due to the rising prices of solid gold. Its unique balance of cost and quality makes it an excellent choice for anyone looking to build their personal jewelry collection. To ensure that gold vermeil lasts for a long time, it is important to take proper care of it.
CAN I WEAR MY GOLD VERMEIL RINGS DAILY?
If you plan to wear your rings daily, we recommend choosing solid silver or solid gold jewelry. Plated jewelry, no matter how thick the coating, will eventually fade. Whether it's vermeil or gold-filled jewelry, the surface layer of gold-coated jewelry will ultimately rub off depending on how often and how it is worn. This depends on factors such as exposure to chlorine levels in water, perfumes, and creams used by the wearer. Jewelry must be kept away from chlorinated water, especially in swimming pools, since even solid gold pieces can discolor when exposed to Chlorine. A recent study also suggests that high acidity levels in the wearer can speed up jewelry fading/tarnishing. Let's face it: buyers rarely read or follow the care instructions of their vermeil jewelry. If the wearer puts the rings in a jewelry cleaner or uses a polishing cloth with chemicals on it, it will fade really fast. This is usually the most important point highlighted in any care instructions for gold-plated/vermeil or filled jewelry. Never use it while showering and especially while doing dishes with highly concentrated soap. The general rule for wearing gold-coated jewelry is to have it as the last item before going out and the first thing to remove upon returning home.
DOES GOLD VERMEIL JEWELRY TARNISH?
Fortunately, Vermeil gold doesn't tarnish heavily, and any mild tarnishing in the form of brown spots can be easily removed. For very light spots, you can rub it with your hands, or clean it with a soft microfiber cloth. However, if the spots are dark, we suggest applying a thin paste of baking soda with water and cleaning it after 2 minutes. The best options is to use our Veatge Jewelry Polishing Cloths to maintain your sterling silver as well as your vermeil jewelry without too much hassle.
IS GOLD VERMEIL WATERPROOF? OR CAN I SHOWER IN GOLD VERMEIL JEWELRY?
It's important to note that no metal is truly "waterproof" as tap water can contain minerals and deposits that can damage your jewelry over time. While it's generally okay to shower with Vermeil jewelry, doing so frequently can expedite the degradation of your pieces. It's recommended that you avoid showering with your Vermeil jewelry on a daily basis as the soaps, shampoos, and conditioners can react with the metals. However, occasional showering with your piece won't ruin it permanently. It's advisable to avoid wearing your jewelry in the pool, hot tub, or ocean as the water can cause irreversible damage to your precious pieces.