3+ Colored Gemstone Varieties
Vermeil, pronounced "vehr-MAY," simply put is a metal product created by coating sterling silver with gold. In the US, to be designated as vermeil an item must be:
- Made using sterling silver as the base metal
- The gold portion must be of reasonable durability and a minimum of 2.5 microns thick
The gold must be 10 karats or higher in fineness.
We find vermeil jewelry an attractive way to provide color accents to some of our jewelry pieces by creating a two-toned white and yellow effect. This allows them to be worn with other white or yellow gold jewelry pieces. Vermeil is a 100% precious metal alloy, but is a more cost effective alternative to mixing white and yellow gold in a single piece.